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April 8, 2004

My Mom works over there

On citation analysis and steering to the frontiers of science

Written in stone

Bit surprised by this - very pleasantly so, but surprised nonetheless. Wikipedia's entry on commonplaces quotes me as a reference. Hmmm....

A Triumph over Reason

I'm slightly gobsmacked. Last night, I went to a debate on the motion "The House of Windsor is falling down (and we should let it)". And the voting seemed to ignore the arguments of the speakers. These events are always...

April 7, 2004

A Triumph over Reason

I'm slightly gobsmacked. Last night, I went to a debate on the motion "The House of Windsor is falling down (and we should let it)". And the voting seemed to ignore the arguments of the speakers. These events are always...

April 6, 2004

Manners and long posts

Long posts aren't polite. They're like bores in the pub. But they needn't be. Conventions such as introductions, extended entries, excerpts and abstracts vastly improve their manners. Spike Hall is writing about long weblog posts. He comments "I think it's...

A Taxonomy of Links

A few days ago I was getting my knickers in a twist about link taxonomies. I was thinking they needed to be made more intelligent. Does anyone else ever get that feeling that you're using a teaspoon to dig a...

Getting all the right signals

The theory of signal detectability (TSD) has a broad application to tasks where people must distinguish between signal and noise. William Jones has written a long, but fascinating article on how we might use TSD to help stop keeping information...

April 5, 2004

SNA Reading List


April 2, 2004

Signals, Noise & Blogs

On information overload vs cognitive overload