Topic 2 Information journeys
We are all aware that cotton picked from a field has the potential to become a shirt that you can buy in your High Street. But how many of us understand how this transformation takes place? How many stages does the cotton go through before it becomes a shirt? Who is involved? The process by which information is generated (grown) and consumed (bought) is just as complicated.
Let's look at an example in detail. Imagine that your employer has asked you to travel to Hawaii tomorrow to meet a client. You would like a bit more information about the climate in Hawaii so that you know what clothes to pack. Where would you look for that information? If there are several places you could look, how would you decide which to look at first? You may want to make a list before looking at the next page.