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

Instead, I keep pondering about how we can transform and redefine the way we do business through our day to day workflow(s) and if there is an idea that keeps coming back stronger by the day is that one of perhaps facilitating the transition from document-centric collaboration into a people-centric one. Apparently, it’s not happening, because we all keep being engaged on the influx of exchanging attachments, presentations, documents, spreadsheets, etc.

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

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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.

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"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

Xyleme

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. Embed links to content in forms, SOPs, or other work documents. Like QR codes, these links can direct the learner to a single document or a whole channel of resources. Sometimes we struggle to get started because the problem seems too big.

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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

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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.

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!

The case for gated submissions

Clark Quinn

Thus, the outputs can be videos, spreadsheets, documents, whatever captures the thinking, and appropriately if particular types of assignments. Twice out of three recent opportunities, I’ve been thwarted from my intentions by platform capabilities. And, once, I was supported.

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.

Self-destructive tendencies

Dave Snowden

They create multiple documents (which swamp anyone with real work to do) and doctrinal statements with a high moral tone about what is permitted and what should be excluded.

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

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. Accountability; Data Privacy and Reliability; and Robustness and Security were mentioned in over 60% of the documents.

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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? Well, it doesn’t mean when e-learning no longer exists. It means the time when e-learning is seen as just one possible […]. Social learning

Will we still need L&D?

Clark Quinn

In a document shared with me recently, there was this statement: “The assumption that there will always be a managed learning function” I find that interesting to contemplate. The predisposition could and should again be developed in schools, but until then… And one final opportunity is facilitating communities of practice to become responsible for development paths, resource curation and creation, and documenting and developing ongoing domain expertise.

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Post-Stoos Video

Unmanagement

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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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.

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.

Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

Xyleme

Say we get this great idea to be able to create and store documents on the web (a la GoogleDocs). Rather than designing an entire web based document application, we start small. For our application, this would be the ability to create a simple document using a plain web browser over an average internet connection. I mean who wants a document processor that doesn’t support bolding and italics…I mean really! No massive requirements document.

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.

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Needles in Haystacks

Dave Snowden

As I joke at conferences, at that point the only document of any use will be the Book of Jonah from the Old Testament, the only example I know of a self-help manual on how to escape from the digestive tract of a large carnivore.

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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. .

How to Save 30% or More on Translation

Xyleme

It can be very costly to reformat documents to handle language expansion or contraction. Companies like Dell are saving 30%+ with Xyleme. In her 2017 article, The Holy Trifecta: The Secret to Faster, Better, & Cheaper Global Content , translation expert Val Swisher explains that structured content is one of the three factors driving efficiency into the globalization process.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2020

Clark Quinn

And… Honorable Mention: to round out the picture (10 is such an arbitrary number ;), sharing collaborative documents, e.g. Google Docs , is a major way to collaboratively process and learn together.

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Our Tips for Balancing Kids & Working from Home

Xyleme

Sage advice from my son’s PE teacher is, have the kids document in a journal daily. Tips for Balancing Working & Parenting from Home. Who remembers this video a few years back of a reporter who was working from home and his kids unexpectedly popped in during his broadcast? Can you relate?

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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. It had to be back in 1993 that I had dual cards at Interleaf. But it was only a couple of days ago that I came across them.