22 mai 2018

Sharing the Wealth of Knowledge

Sharing the Wealth of Knowledge

This short email looks at three ways companies try to capture the knowledge of their employees in a central knowledge base. More...

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The Tyranny of Email

The Tyranny of Email
This nice article, picked up in Slashdot, takes the goodness of email for granted and takes a long, lingering and declicious look at why email is bad. The first problem with email, writes the author, is that it interrupts you, especially email that rings or dings or says "You've got mail" when it arrives. More...

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Roogle

Roogle
I'm not sure I should even call it Roogle any more - the site's original title (short for "RSS Google", I guess) lasted about a day. As the name implied, this site searches RSS feeds for specific items. More...

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Open Access to World-Class Knowledge

Open Access to World-Class Knowledge

Overview article describing MIT's Open Courseware project, including some feedback on the initial release. More...

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Clique of Instant Messagers Expands Into the Workplace

Clique of Instant Messagers Expands Into the Workplace
I have been using instant messaging for years. Mostly I use it to keep in touch with home while I'm on the road, but I also have conversations with collaborators from around the world. Perhaps instant messaging is about to sweep though the workplace, as this article suggests. More...

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Trends in Visual Arts Education

Trends in Visual Arts Education
My view is that if you don't understand art, then you are much less likely to be able to think visually. In a text-based world this may seem like no great handicap, but the ability to communicate your ideas through pictures and diagrams is at least as important as being able to express yourself in text. But I digress. More...

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Copyright Vs. Community in the Age of the Computer Networks

Copyright Vs. Community in the Age of the Computer Networks

Address by Richard Stallman to the South by Southwest conference late last week. Some good points. More...

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Untapped Networks

Untapped Networks
The subject of this interview, Columbia University sociologist Duncan Watts, offers some insights worth sharing about the nature of software and networks. The Mircosoft approach to software design, he argues, is flawed because it's centralized and homogeneous. More...

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Authority Control: Definition and International Experiences

Authority Control: Definition and International Experiences
When I see the words "authority" and "control" in the title of a work, I want to run for the hills. Authority and control are the last thing we want to bring to the web; their perceived advantages would break the network beyond repair. More...

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Social Software and the Politics of Groups

Social Software and the Politics of Groups
We have made software more and more usable for the individual, argues the author, because it's relatively easy to design for the single user. But we are increasingly using software to moderate group experiences, and here questions of usability are much more difficult. More...

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