Zombie Documents

Euen Semple

I remember David Weinberger once saying that "documents are dead" Would that things were that simple! I watch people in business struggling with the persistent idea that documents are how we convey information. The result is a stressful mess for many people in business who write in one format then publish in another, mangle documents into PDFs - and don't even start me on forms written in Word that break when you try to complete them.

Documents: Dead or grizzled survivors?

David Weinberger

My friend Frank Gilbane has unearthed an issue of my old e-zine from 1998 in which I proposed that documents are dead, and in which he counter-proposed that they are not. ” I will acknowledge that there is one itsy-bitsy way in which Frank was right and I was wrong: Documents are not dead. So, we still write and read documents. The finality of the document is serving as a forcing function for getting us literally on the same page. So, no, documents live.

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Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Apparently, it’s not happening, because we all keep being engaged on the influx of exchanging attachments, presentations, documents, spreadsheets, etc. Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation.

Drupal Documentation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to this item in KairosNews wherein it is argued, regarding documentation problems, that users should "revise the existing documentation or provide new text as needed and negotiate with the project to have your changes included." The problem is not that the help documents do not exist, mostly. And therefore we cannot fix the documentation problem. But there is a lot more to simply writing some decent documentation needed to solve these problems.

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Free Yourselves from the Tyranny of the Document Metaphor!

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Free Yourselves from the Tyranny of the Document Metaphor! I believe a reasonable response is to roll one’s eyes at such talk – I don’t offer a useful alternative to documents (yet), so why attend?

Ariziona rules metadata is part of public documents

David Weinberger

If the state has to make the document available, it also has to make the metadata available. The Supreme Court of Arizona has ruled that the metadata included in electronic doucments is covered by the public records law.

Timbuktu librarians, scholars, and citizens preserving ancient documents and Islamic heritage

David Weinberger

“Estimates for the total number of historic documents in the city, some of them from the 13th century, range from 150,000 to five times that number,” says Pascal Fletcher, the article’s author. Brittle, written in ornate calligraphy, and ranging from scholarly treatises to old commercial invoices, the documents represent a compendium of learning on everything from law, sciences and medicine to history and politics.

Internet Time Blog » More online documents seminal to learning and the net

Jay Cross

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docstoc and scribd - document sharing.

Mark Oehlert

I was talking to my wife the other night about how we are thinking about using a wiki at work do develop some documents. You can share documents, comment on them, send them to others, embed them but no editing and that's OK. FM 20-11 Military Diving - Upload a Document to Scribd Read this document on Scribd: FM 20-11 Military Diving. I hope the embed code from scribd and docstoc both show up below alright.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Are they focused around information such as documents or other static content? I’m wondering if you have that as a downloadable document somewhere.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out

Steven Berlin Johnson

Users can search and process billions of documents -- even create their own search engines -- using Alexas search and publication tools.

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Internet Time Blog » Additions to Internet Time Wiki

Jay Cross

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Learnlets » Game Design Docs Example

Clark Quinn

Learnlets » Game Design Docs Example

Clark Quinn

Doug Symington Mashes Us Up | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 24 2008 Doug Symington Mashes Us Up Published by Nancy White at 12:44 pm under events , visual thinking Doug uses A N I M O T O to mash up photos and music to document a panel Chris Lott organized at Northern Voice 2008 on “The blog is dead, long live the blog!&#

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Harold Jarche » Bridging with Conversations

Harold Jarche

#5 Cities with More College Graduates Do Better

Nine Shift

A new book by Enrico Moretti documents that communities with more college graduates do better economically


The 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An analysis of nearly 60 documents dealing with AI ethical issues revealed that attention has been focused on 12 key ethical challenges. Fairness, Interpretability and Explainability; and Transparency were mentioned in over 80% of the documents analyzed.

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#8 Boomers Start to Leave Suburbs

Nine Shift

2013 the first year that documents that Boomers are starting to leave too Young people are leaving suburbs.


Workplace Learning in the Post E-Learning Era

Jane Hart

It means the time when L&D and managers no longer think they need to turn everything that moves into e-learning – classroom training, presentations, documents, etc. The “Post E-Learning Era” – what does that mean?

"Could you just do me a one pager on that?"

Euen Semple

So many documents are diversionary. Burying the final document on an obscure file server with the confident expecatation that it will never be seen by human eyes again. If you are tempted to write a document today, or asked to do so by your boss, resist. I remember the sinking feeling those words triggered. You knew that you had lost their attention and they were resorting to diversionary tactics. Putting off doing something by writing a templated bit of business fluff.

3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work


Add QR codes to equipment, documents, or office banners. QR codes provide a direct link to learning content in Xyleme CDS and can be a single job aid or video, a performance support document, whole channel of resources, or a course.

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How people learn: bedrock

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Seminal documents. Three dozen wonderful presentations, free books, and funny videos about how people learn. You might also be interested in these links.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by Robert Bloomfield)

Mark Oehlert

This document provides an introduction to virtual worlds,discusses why virtual worlds are so well-suited to the study ofreal-world business, and describes how a platform could weave togethervarious types of virtual worlds and virtual spaces to achieve a varietyof research and educational goals. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (ed.

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#9 STEM Camps Fail

Nine Shift

NineShift''s Julie Coates documents the evidence that STEM camps, and in fact all intervention, fail to increase the numbers of women in STEM occupations


The NineShift Story Has Ended

Nine Shift

The NineShift story, which predicted and then documented the transformation of society from the Industrial Age of 2000 into the Knowledge Society of 2020, has been complete. . Thank you all so much for your support of NineShift over the past 20 years!

Links for 2008-09-09 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

WebWorkerDaily » Archive 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively « WebWorkerDaily » Archive 20 Different Ways to Manage Your To Dos « SocialTech: Open Source Social Software.

My Workflow

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was thinking about working openly recently and decided to document my workflow, such as it is. As you can see I need to devise a way to make my projects and courses more transparent. There's also a PowerPoint version of the image with working links. No HTML version, sorry

Post-Stoos Video


I’ve revisited the document again and again Stoos video interviews are up. See the Stoos Channel on YouTube. Before the gathering in Stoos, Steve Denning put together this comparison of approaches to transforming management.

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Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning

George Siemens

Anyway, I’ve uploaded the pdf version of the document (the wiki is gone): Handbook of Emerging Technology for Learning In 2009 Peter Tittenberger and I wrote a handbook of emerging technologies for learning. We created a supporting website (wiki) for the book. Those fine folks at University of Manitoba (motto: we’ve never met a permanent link that we haven’t made unpermanent) have deleted the wiki and the website.

Chief Philosophical Officer

David Weinberger

I got to think about the nature of documents, knowledge, etc., Interleaf had amazingly innovative software, decades ahead of its time, in large part because the developers had stripped documents down to their elements, and were thinking in new ways about how they could go back together.

liberating meetings

Harold Jarche

Instead, a ‘table-read’ narrative of not more than 6 pages is presented at the meeting and attendees start by silently reading this document. A common Strategic Narrative Table Read often involves mixing and matching the pieces below: Meeting Agenda: What is the purpose of this document and this meeting? FAQs: This is where Frequently Asked Questions get documented.

How I work

Clark Quinn

With IBSTPI and others, Google Docs are a frequent way to develop and share documents. And of course I create my own documents, diagrams, etc, which I share. So, I work from home. A lot. And lots of folks are providing advice for those who have to make the shift in these interesting times. Rather than talk about what you should do, however, I thought I’d share what I do. So this is how I work. This is my workspace.

Blog Post: Knowledge principles for government

David Gurteen

It is one thing for a working group to craft a document defining Knowledge Principles but how many people actually read it and understand it and of those, how many will actively engage with the ideas and put them into action. I always feel that documents, like this. Writing a document is the relatively easy bit, engaging people is the challenge By David Gurteen It is tremendous to see a resurgence in KM in UK Government in the form of a set of Knowledge Principles.

The roots of LXD

Clark Quinn

Instructional design, as is well documented, has it roots in meeting the needs for training in WWII. User experience (UX) came from the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) revolution towards User Centered Design.

Learning Hangout on Air

Jay Cross

We’ll cooperatively create mind maps and create a documents together. Google+ Learning Hangout. Thursday, February 14, 2013. 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern. Our starter topic will be online collaboration. Be there or be square. Newbies welcome. Join the Learning Community.

April Top NineShift Stories

Nine Shift

5.History anew; Parallel with 1800-1820. NineShift has documented the parallels with 1900-1920. Now a new movie, Peterloo, documents the 1819 inflammatory rhetoric spurring on violence as the English society moves into the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s.

The Leadership Tonic Scale – Free PDF Download

Dan Pontefract

You can download the entire series as a singular PDF document. During the week of June 3, I wrote five posts in five days centered on “The Leadership Tonic Scale” I defined five types of leadership styles found in organizations today: The Moronic Leader. The Ironic Leader.

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The Decline in Shopping

Nine Shift

The media has documented this, but has not covered our contention that Gen Y is also buying fewer tangible products. . Nine Shift has predicted that nine of your twelve waking hours each day would be spent differently in this century than in the last century. .

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The Demon-Haunted World

Dave Gray

The Demon-Haunted World View more documents from Matt Jones A beautiful and haunting story about the future of cities by Matt Jones.


Government Hosting Science Fears

Nine Shift

The government is arresting and putting children in handcuffs for science projects, and charging researchers with espionage for exchanging legal scientific documents. An apt Huffington Post cartoon called it a High School Science Fear. . Combined with the recent fiasco where the FBI charged a university physics department chair of sending science secrets to China, it is clear that government officials are way over their heads in their lack of understanding about science. .

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

They were briefly documented by Jay here. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. first published August 2016).

How to Save 30% or More on Translation


It can be very costly to reformat documents to handle language expansion or contraction. Companies like Dell are saving 30%+ with Xyleme.

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