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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Why do we forget our childhood?. Today's research psychologists typically don't think much of Sigmund Freud. His theories, which tended to be based on literary analysis and interviews with his patients rather than controlled experiments, have been largely discredited (though they continue to be influential in the field of -- you guessed it -- literary analysis). However, he did discover an [...] [Cognitive Daily]
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Tacit knowledge and cortical algorithms.
When I had dinner recently with InfoWorld Contributing Editor Phil Windley, he put his finger on something I've been trying to nail down for years. Like me, Phil works mainly in a home office, is married to a nongeek, and is often called on to deliver spousal tech support.

From his wife's perspective, Phil said, it looks like he knows how to do everything. But his own, subjective experience is very different. He doesn't really have detailed procedural knowledge of most tasks. He's just very good at discovering that knowledge.

"What I'm actually doing is figuring things out on the fly," Phil said. That's what all IT adepts do, all the time. We do it in such a rapid, fluid, and automatic way that we don't seem to be constantly learning or relearning. [Full story at InfoWorld.com]
The title of this column, The Tacit Dimension of Tech Support, refers to The Tactic Dimension, a 1967 book by the scientist/philosopher Michael Polanyi. One of his touchstone phrases was: "We know more than we can tell." ... [Jon's Radio]
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Apple Moves to All Dual-Processor Power Mac Lineup [Slashdot:]
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Linus On The Future Of Microsoft [Slashdot:]
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OKNL RFP on LMS and LOR [Edubloggers Links Feed]
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Blackboard vs. Moodle [Edubloggers Links Feed]
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wordcircle course management for teachers and students. seems mostly k-12 focused but who knows [Edubloggers Links Feed]
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BBC - iCan - Homepage. BCC site for citizens to build actions and campaigns [Edubloggers Links Feed]
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Forget GPS, Hello WPS [Slashdot:]
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I Clicked. I Laughed. J-Walk Blog.. I had first stumbled into the J-Walk Blog a while ago, and remember it as a place that is oozing with sarcasm, right there from the byline: Stuff That May or May Not Interest You Wow, a real mission statement! I had first done the J-Walk with the first of three wickedly funny fake sites below. If [...] [CogDogBlog]
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Why RSS and Folksonomies Are Becoming So Big (The Shifted Librarian). ...If RSS is getting face-time at the expense of search, Google has something to worry about. And it makes sense. From personal experience, I know my daily routine to keep up with the information overload doesn 019t really involve searching anymore, but subscribing. Thanks to services like Del.icio.us, Technorati and Digg.com, people are spending a lot less time actively searching and more time passively reading what 019s being updated in their readers 026. 026In the race to find what deserves face-time, services like Del.icio.us, Technorati and Digg.com in combination with the rapid adoption of web apps like bloglines, newsgator, feedster and kinja are making Google's search seem very, very slow. And it's all being accomplished with RSS technology. [Edubloggers Links Feed]
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Blogs are not the only fruit (Headshift). Looking beyond blog and wikis, many other types of tools are adopting socially connected characteristics, such as photo sharing, social bookmarking, notetaking and many other types of applications. We will need better aggregation and concept matching tools in order to pull together an increasing amount of online interaction that is becoming spread across too many places right now. Ton touches upon this in his response to Stuart Henshall's announcement that he is moving away from 'traditional blogging', Marc Canter has been talking about digital lifestyle aggregators for some time. Seb Paquet recently wrote about commentlogging, which involves using del.icio.us to create a personal trail of comments and discussions that a user takes part in, and del.icio.us backlinks to see who has bookmarked a given page. The meticulous Phil Gyford also scripted a tool recently to pull together his varied output into a composite RSS feed to make it easier to follow his tracks. Finally, of course, Technorati is doing an excellent job of tying together weblog conversations and themes, and we can expect a lot more from the sleeping giant in this space: Google. [Edubloggers Links Feed] single inbox concept whose time comes again and then again later as information exceeds organization.  The filtering in email clients presents a potentially powerful model if it could be extended to allow for mulitiple crossclassifications based on semantic similarity -- BL

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EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers [Edubloggers Links Feed]
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At Long Last, NeoOffice/J 1.1 Released [Slashdot:] OpenOffice for the Mac

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