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November 29, 2005

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SPARQL: Web 2.0 Meet the Semantic Web about time :) (tags: SemanticWeb Web2.0)...

November 28, 2005

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evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups from Evan Williams, one of Blogger's co-founders (tags: rules start-ups business) IBM Enemies of innovation: What they look like, and how not to become one - Executive technology report (tags: IBM innovation)...

One thing I've learnt

If someone says they have the answer to a complicated problem, but can't or won't admit that they might be wrong, then they almost certainly don't and they almost certainly are....

November 26, 2005

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Podcast on Enterprise Blogging (via Denham whose hosting the AOK talk at the moment) (tags: blogs organisations podcast)...

November 24, 2005

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BabsonKnowledge.org: Knowledge Work, Management & Productivity with Tom Davenport & Larry Prusak Davenport and Prusak are blogging (via Jack Vinson) (tags: People blog Tom_Davenport Larry_Prusak) How to Save the World - PKM Revisited Dave Pollard with an exceptional piece...

November 23, 2005

Safe, easy and Democratic

Tom Steinberg, of Pledgebank fame, and the team at MySociety are geniuses. Have a look at their new service at HearFromYourMP.com - I've signed up, but don't let that put you off.“So, the voting is over. The politicians vanish to...

Lovingly building processes to last

On a possible link between a Japanese architect who build with paper tubes and process

Shoptalk, Anthropology and Business

Missed this Shop Talk discussion in September. Shop Talk discusses the anthropologists who no longer observe tribal people out in the jungle, but watch us instead. These days we're the tribal people, it's us they're observing as we go about...

November 21, 2005

Philip Pullman, Identity and Crowds

"I feel with some passion that what we truly are is private, and almost infinitely complex, and ambiguous, and both external and internaland double- or triple- or multiply natured, and largely mysterious, even to ourselves; and furthermore that what...

November 18, 2005

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roxomatic - Social bookmarks review - 3rd edition (tags: social_bookmarks guides)...

Subject index

... am in the middle of updating my woefully inadequate categories with subject indexes. Didn't finish it last night, so the tags at the bottom of some of the posts may not behave totally correctly ......

November 17, 2005

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Alex Barnett blog : Recording Skype calls, II (tags: skype instructions audio.recording tools) Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder (tags: audio mp3 tools) Innovation creators thrive in an environment that encourages dialogue "in order for an organization to be...

November 16, 2005

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Dialog on Leadership: Professor Eleanor Rosch Interview "My basic idea, in its most general form, was that concepts and categories form to mirror real-world structure rather than logic" (tags: eleanor_rosch classification philosophy interview) Trends in the Living Networks Ross...

How categories came to be

Every now and then I find it helpful to look at how words came to be. And if it's not helpful, then at least it's interesting :) One word whose history fits both, I think, is category. Its basic roots...

November 15, 2005

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RSS 1.0 Modules: Taxonomy The taxonomy module is a RSS 1.0 module and a RDF application enabling the identification of topics covered by a RSS channel or item. (tags: RSS ontology rdf taxonomy) Peer Pressure » Your Attention, Please...

Jargon

If you want to know what a philosophy degree's really like, then Johnnie's probably the man to tell you. I was particularly hopeless at the jargon. To win a philosophical argument with me, all you had to do was to...

Advice needed

Does anyone know of a wiki platform other than the open guides one that supports geo-location bells and whistles?...

Web 0.0

... you know, where people used to physically travel to talk to someone else, face to face, and so they could see them smile, or spill food down their shirt, or hang out doing not very much but still...

Design Principles for Common Pool Resources

Interesting article on CPRs which I missed from Howard Rheingold. [Hat tip to Ross]. As Wikipedia has it, a common-pool resource is a natural or human made resource system the size or characteristics of which makes it costly, but not...

November 14, 2005

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EconoMeta » Blog Archive » Rankings: never a bell curve, not always a power law "If you consider ranked histograms, it’s easy to see power laws everywhere. But in many cases it may be that fitting another curve would...

November 11, 2005

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Uncool Cities - Prospect article by Joel Kotkin [via 3 quarks] "rather than address serious issues like housing, schools, transport, jobs and security, mayors and policy gurus from Berlin and London to Sydney and San Francisco have adopted what...

Note to self

Every now and then I witter on about communities and the like. But what do I do about the community where I actually, physically live? Sod all, apart from vote every now and then. Used to do cricket coaching for...

Philosophy Bears and Fruit

From China Daily, Society must not shun philosophersA friend of mine once told me a joke: A job hunter, a philosophy major, went here, there and everywhere in his search for employment, but in vain. Having run out of options,...

November 6, 2005

Co-creating the Knowledge Worker Handbook

Off tomorrow to Amsterdam to the KCC Europe. I'm running one of the Fringe workshops with John Curran on effective knowledge work. The roots of the idea are to do with how you might train teams so that managers can...

November 4, 2005

Robotic knowledge

Love this, from Jeremy Aarons [via Jack]"Ponder this question: Are robots knowledge workers or not?"I'd say yes. They do knowledge work, albeit at a slightly process-oriented level....

November 3, 2005

Drucker and Specialists

Stumbled across a talk Peter Drucker gave to the Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government (the 1994 Edwin L. Godkin Lecture to be precise). He talks about the various shifts coming for society, but two caught my eye. First,...

November 1, 2005

links for 2005-11-01

Creativity That Goes Deep - Businessweek Embracing design-shop approaches to problem solving means having to shed some key characteristics of how traditional companies work (tags: design_thinking) Tag Ontology Writeup The goal of this ontology is to model the relationship...

Imaginary Numbers