Bill Buxton (the principal researcher at Microsoft Research) speaks at the 77th annual Couchiching Conference hosted by the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Orillia, Ont., August 7, 2008. This year’s conference is entitled “The Power of Knowledge: The New Global Currency.”
Mr. Buxton’s speech, entitled “The Uncertain Path from Noise to Wisdom,” addresses the so-called “information revolution” created by the increasing presence of information technologies. He also explores the difference between knowledge and wisdom. After speaking, Mr. Buxton fields questions from conference attendees.