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September 16, 2005

Mothershare

It's a humble beginning, and it may very well be a humble end, but I wanted to let people know about a site called Mothershare. It's a wiki for mums, dads, carers, babysitters, grandparents, and hapless uncles like me who...

Templeton, Power and Stewardship

John Templeton in the New Scientist (it's a pay-for read)"Science creates vast power rapidly ... [but] to invest in advancing power without investing in stewardship is folly"...

The awkward squad

A little angst-ridden tale of how homebrew book-classification goes wrong. (from the GuardianOn the table at which I am writing there's a pile of disconsolate books. They are homeless. At the end of a long and weary process of rearranging...

September 15, 2005

Playing a part

I liked this from Sweet Hallucinations Of A Psycho. I had a dream... I always wanted to become a famous talented actor & take part in an important play as the main charecter... Decades have passed and my talent wasted....

September 14, 2005

links for 2005-09-14

Flock "Flock advertises itself as a "social browser," meaning that the application plays nicely with popular web services like Flickr, Technorati and del.icio.us. Flock also features widely compliant WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop blogging tools. The browser even promi (tags: social_software browser)...

Never stopping learning

This man is rapidly becoming my idol.Kenya's oldest school pupil, 85-year-old Kimani Nganga Maruge, has boarded a plane for the first time in his life - to visit the United States. He is going to address a United Nations Millennium...

Personal vs group memory

Nice spot by Will Davies which I've only just picked up. A team at Lancaster University looked at better ways for us to organise and retrieve information for shared use, and to do that the researchers investigated how couples catalogue...

Social Computing and the Organisation day

Thought I'd give a quick plug to a Seminar on Social Computing & The Organisation that I'm organising in Oxford on October 7th. Feel free to come if you're interested (or let me know what sort of things might be...

September 8, 2005

links for 2005-09-08

ProjectsISSS : Primer (tags: systems methodology Banathy) Agoras project (tags: Banathy systems project)...

September 6, 2005

Knowing people in catastrophes

Valdis Krebs'"biggest take-away from this year's MeshForum conference was the FEMA person who was on a panel about connecting in catastrophes. She said something amazing, yet so basic. She talked about Table-Top meetings before any major event. 'We must KNOW...

September 5, 2005

Brearley, Captaincy & What is important

Dusted off Mike Brearley's "The Art of Captaincy" this evening, in preparation for the gut-wrenching Ashes finale on Thursday. It's got loads of gems (perhaps only if you like cricket - I can't tell ), but these struck me as...

Speakers

Quick checklist: - Are you a talker? - Are you a phoner? - Are you a letter-writer? - Are you an emailer? - Are you a blogger? And if yes to any of the above is it a badge you...

September 1, 2005

How to make social software useful

Great stuff from Tom Coates: "We believe that for a piece of Social Software to be useful: Every individual should derive value from their contributions Every contribution should provide value to their peers as well The site or organisation that...

Photos with Flash

A New York paper is running a story on Thao Nguyen's transformation " from quiet Web developer to feisty crimefighter". [thanks Matt for the pointer] Allegedly (and while I've every sympathy with her if it did happen, it looks like...