About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. louis curth says

    Tim Rowland’s article; “A high-tech approach to telling stories” reminds me of my visits to the Adirondack Museum as a kid. Back then we could pause in front of dioramas depicting elements of Adirondack history and listen to narrations that explained what we were looking at. That was “high tech” in those days.

    In today’s fast paced world where everybody seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere or do something else, the ubiquitous electronic devices they hold in their hands may offer a creative new opportunity to educate, inform and impart valuable information about the Adirondacks to visitors of all kinds.

    Perhaps this will become a great new way to present newcomers with the story of the Adirondacks, its people and its history. As visitors pass by, a signal will notify them that they can listen or download a story about a significant site nearby. Will it catch on with the public? Only time will tell.

    I wonder if this may be the beginning of a promising educational partnership that blends the campfire stories spun by early Adirondack guides with the fact checked narratives of an ever-expanding era of AI (artificial intelligence).

    Who knows, our region and its people may become essential parts of a modern high tech diorama that follows our visitors electronically wherever they may be…

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