Archive for January 2003
I’m playing with Les Orchard’s MT Twiki interfaces. Putting related blog entries on the bottom of Wiki pages went OK after a bit of head scratching The Wiki formatting plugins XmlRpcToWiki and MTXmlRpcFilterPlugin seems a bit broken on my installation though… From the error messages I’m getting it’s something to do with the Perl installation… [...]
Shaking off the “Shoulds”, Pardon Sisyphus by Johanna Rothman The Politics of Projects by Geoff Choo Project Integrity Hal Macomber [Source Hal Macomber]
Gary Lawrence Murphy is writing about Open Content on Prentice Hall – the series that Prentice Hall are bringing out under the Open Publication License. Gary refers to his earlier experiences trying (unsuccessfully) to persuade Macmillan to adopt an Open Content approach to a project he was driving. The issues weren’t just with the publishers [...]
Over at the American Open Technology Consortium Doc Searls is going deep about the metaphorical aspects of the Eldred case: Watch the language. While the one side talks about licenses with verbs like copy,distribute, play, share and perform, the other side talks about rights with verbs like own, protect, safeguard, protect, secure, authorize, buy, sell, [...]
Blogs as a form of "time-binding"
Lilia at Mathemagenic quotes George Siemens on the components needed for a Knowledge Sharing Environment and links to Denham Grey‘s wiki about knowledge sharing
Link to (and commentary on) "Copyright Contradictions in Scholarly Publishing" by John Willinsky.
Azeem points to this article in Nature from last summer that reports work by Adilson Motter and colleagues at Arizona State University. The researchers traced the links between 30,000 English words in an online thesaurus. For example, the word ‘actor’ can be connected to ‘universe’ through two intermediaries. The thesaurus lists ‘character’ as a synonym [...]
Opinion piece advocating the application of ideas from peer-production efforts (e.g. Open Source) to the development of knowledge in the NLP and Neuro-Semantics fields
Link to, and extract from "Coase’s Penguin, or, Linux and The Nature of the Firm"
Refers to Internet Time article on Buckminster Fuller
Gary Lawrence Murphy picks up the thread about Bridges and Bubbles and asks some fundamental questions about how we should evaluate the value of each link on the graph: The bridge itself may be an accident of happenstance and bandwidth, but to grow ourselves, we’re enticed (or compelled) to test each path for inter-networked recommender [...]
More on the evolving debate about inter-blog links as a social network and a lazyweb request for a web-based tool to present a grpahical analysis of the incoming and outgoing links networks from a page...
Use of GeoURL to find the neighbours