||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]
1:07:26 PM Google It!.
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.
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]
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]
10:58:35 AM Google It!.
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]
7:50:34 AM Google It!.
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]
7:49:25 AM Google It!.
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
7:47:09 AM Google It!.
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