Hopefully I have not already lost you by titling a post with what appears to be code! The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014) just finished up in Las Vegas, and there is buzz on the street about 4K or Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV, which is four times the resolution of our current high def experience. Why should we in the library world care? Because in two to three years our end users may expect this type of viewing experience, which takes much more bandwidth! If you are thinking it will not happen soon, Netflix has already shared that it will be producing and streaming shows in 4K soon, and the next season of House of Cards has already been produced in 4K. But, don’t take it from me, Jason Griffey, head of library information technology at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga recently gave a great accounting of his experience at CES at http://tinyurl.com/l67acxk
Interested in more gadgets beyond libraries? Get all of the highlights of CES 2014 including the OneWheel and the Pocket Drone, which look pretty fun!