It reminds me of a recent study from Pew about what people are considering a luxury versus a necessity.
Interesting to see what things people are willing to give up when times get tough. Goodbye, microwave. iPod? I could live without it. Even the TV I could do without.
Fact is that people are changing their minds all the time – adopting new ways of doing things, and letting other things go.
Stephen Abram says that as information professionals in this environment, we have to learn how to be flexible (and, I would submit, open to every new thing).
How open are we? How willing are we to take chances?