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via jon udell i found a great quote from jim mcgee on bootstrapping the knowledge network :

"In the first stage, the tools encourage a degree of commentary and reaction to what you find or create (in k-logging mode). However, it also encourages a degree of stream of consciousness style. Progress, in that it can represent a contemporaneous record of the contextual issues that were top of mind. Problematic, in creating new content that eventually needs to be revisited and processed at a level once removed from the moment."

i could be radically misinterpreting the intent of the quote, but i think it's getting at why i started the vast wasteland over two years ago.

i've often wondered how many people see a "mere" newsfeed when they visit conflux or {bio,medical} informatics . more than a newsfeed, the sections represent a structured forum for me to "revisit and process" a "a contemporaneous record of the contextual issues" in a "stream of consciousness style". the fact that it looks like a newsfeed is merely coincidental and a distraction really.

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3/12/2002 12:09:00 AM 0 comments


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