Sat.Aug 21, 2010 - Fri.Aug 27, 2010

Launch of iPad Media Strategy framework

Ross Dawson

This morning I ran the iPad Strategy Workshop at Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum in Sydney.

ServiceDeskPhobia: one-idiot-fits-all

Martijn Linssen

Today I had the unpleasant experience that my company's email server was down - all morning and well into the after lunch dip even. So, after a few tries, I sighed and picked up the phone to call the Service Desk

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The Kings Arms

Dave Snowden

To Oxford today for a series of meetings. Firstly more work on the use of SenseMaker® as a new way to incorporate larger volumes of people in scenario planning and also moving that planning from a linear staccato process to a continuous one linking strategy with operations.

Moon Over PEI

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Moon Over PEI. Moonlit waters over the Gulf of St. Lawrence at PEI's Jacques Cartier Provincial Park. Originally uploaded by Stephen Downes


Infographic: The NewsScape - 8 sources of value creation in a post-channel media world

Ross Dawson

Tomorrow I'm doing the closing keynote at the Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum conference in Sydney, with already considerable attention on what I will discuss.

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Presentation from iPad Strategy Workshop at Newspaper Publishers Association

Ross Dawson

The iPad Strategy Workshop at Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum was a big success. In a large room laid out for 120 there was just standing room by the time it started, with great content and a highly engaged audience. The Twitter stream for #iPadStrat gives a pretty fair overview of proceedings, though there were just a small minority of people on Twitter in a room full of newspaper publishers.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

What followed next was somewhat of a diabate (sic) by me with Frank and Dennis Howlett. Only today I found out I missed half of what Frank said, because I kept swapping between Twitter web and TweetDeck - Lessons Learned for me to never

Ivan Illich and me

Jay Cross

Ivan Illich. Forty years ago, Illich wrote about the need for learning networks, peer-to-peer webs, and learning objects. We have yet to catch up with his vision.

Why Work Smarter?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are some blurbs from the next edition of The Working Smarter Fieldbook. This book is packed with ideas that will mess with your head – in a good way – by turning your old notions about training, work, and learning upside down and inside out.

Visualization of top iPad News apps in Australia

Ross Dawson

As part of our ongoing research into iPad and media, and also to provide some insights for the audience of the iPad Strategy Workshop we ran at Newspaper Publishers Association, we created a visualization of the top 30 paid and free iPad apps in Australia, as of 24 August 2010.

Signposts for the Week Ending August 27, 2010

Adaptive Path

The Myth of the Fold. If we put this link further down the page, will you still find it? link]. “People said that a tape player, which could not record, would never catch on.&# Oh yeah? link]. This indestructible soccer ball goes to show you that inspiration can strike for just about anything. link]. This concept video on what Rock Band could be in the future is sure to make some heads explode around here. link].

What does Jay do?

Jay Cross

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I begin my day by rewriting my job description. That usually includes… helping business managers solve problems. researching, writing, and presenting new ways of doing things. experimenting with new techniques and technologies.

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.

Seeking exceptional senior researcher/ writer for high-profile report on crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

We have just posted an ad over at CrowdsourcingResults for a senior researcher/ writer for a forthcoming report on crowdsourcing we are doing. I've posted the ad below as well - please pass on word if you can think of anyone who's perfect for this.

Google buys fourth social medium company in a month

David Weinberger

Google has bought Angstro. Nancy Gohring at PC World says : Angstro marks the fourth company that Google has acquired this month. It bought Slide , a social games developer; Jambool , a company that makes a platform for managing online payment for virtual goods sold on gaming and social-networking sites; and , a visual shopping engine.

My all-time favorite learning event

Jay Cross

Every year for the last six, I have flown to Seattle to attend Gnomedex , far and away my favorite and most powerful learning event. This year’s Gnomedex, the tenth, is the last of the series, so I thought it appropriate to examine what has made the event so damned good. Gnomedex X. Community.

Machine and Human Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent OpEd in the New York Times caught my attention - The First Church of Robotics by Jaron Lanier , a self-described “computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author,” who did pioneering research in Virtual Reality in the 1980s. I have met Lanier, and a few years ago participated in a panel on Virtual Worlds which he moderated.

Live notes: Afternoon of PANPA Future Forum conference

Ross Dawson

Following my live notes from this morning of the Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum conference, and before my closing keynote, here are quick notes from the afternoon session. Jan Rezab from CandyTech in Czech Republic was originally going to speak about mobile but decided that it would be more valuable to discuss Facebook. According to their statistics, over 1 million news articles were shared globally in July and August, with 100 million news items seen as a result.

A machine gun from the knee down

David Weinberger

Rob Spence, a film maker, lost an eye. Rob Spence and Kosta Grammatis are working on replacing the eye with a wireless video camera, an invention that Time magazine called one of the 50 best of the year. Now Rob is looking for a Rose McGowan wannabe (as in Grindhouse ) with an amputated leg who would like a machine gun as a prosthetic. The requirements for applicants: Here?s s the basics for the real Cherry Darling. (1) 1) You can be from anywhere but preferably close to Toronto, where I am from.

Feed the Habit: Digital Multitasking

Adaptive Path

During a recent research and strategy project at Adaptive Path, our team uncovered a fascinating pattern around media multitasking—most participants between 20 and 30 years of age watched TV or movies while engaging with laptops, iPads, and smart phones. Our team was able to categorize this behavior into levels of multitasking ranging from backgrounding, which was more common, to full on media multitasking.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Live notes: morning of Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum in Sydney

Ross Dawson

I am at the Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum conference, where I am giving the closing keynote later today. I will endeavor to capture a few thoughts through the day. The overall tone is of an industry that absolutely recognizes that it is in dramatic transition, and is by no means in denial of the scope of change that is required. This creates an appetite for learning and ideas, and hopefully a broader shift to what I think is a very real optimism from the presenters.

[2b2k] Philosophy as writing, science as publishing

David Weinberger

I’ve been struggling with a section of my book that maintains that science is a form of publishing. It’s a useful lens, I think, for understanding some of the ways the Net is changing science. This morning, I went for a book to read on the bus and came across Richard Rorty ‘s Consequences of Pragmatism , a collection of essays that I had read half of and put aside about six months ago. And what’s the very next essay I was up to in it?

An oracle looks at Oracle

Doc Searls

Stephen Jannise has put together an informal but well-thought-out poll on Oracle’s next take-over target. Dig it here. My own off-the-wall bet was on Akamai, which Stephen was kind enough to include in his report. Even if you don’t follow Oracle or the other companies listed, it’s a very interesting exercise. And it will be fun to see who is right and why. Because Oracle is a hungry cannibal. It can’t help eating other companies. Somebody’s gonna get chomped.

Signposts for the Week Ending 8/20/2010

Adaptive Path

Here’s a rundown of the interesting, peculiar and inspiring nuggets that crossed our paths last week: Chula Carlson , our fabulous Controller, wrote her first (and dare we say, AWESOME) AP newsletter article, Accounting for Experience. We were intrigued by how the NY Times creates infographics. We also found some cool gamelike apps that help kids get off their butts and move around.

Newspapers become irrelevant and media is reborn by 2022

Ross Dawson

On Thursday I am giving the closing keynote at Newspaper Publishers Association Future Forum conference in Sydney. I gave a sneak preview of some of what I will be covering, leading to a wide variety of coverage including in The Australian , by Roy Greenslade in The Guardian , on The Inquisitr , and on Mumbrella (including a rich discussion). I will also be doing some interviews on ABC radio tonight and tomorrow.

The sudden good that courts can do

David Weinberger

I choked up this morning at the quote at the very end of this editorial from the Boston Globe: It may never be a day off for state workers, but it is an increasingly important holiday for Massachusetts residents who take their state’s history seriously: Aug. On that day in 1781, a young woman from Sheffield was the first slave to use the Massachusetts constitution of 1780, with its stirring language of “all men are born free and equal,’’ to win freedom in court.

For your soul’s bibliography

Doc Searls

I’ve been so heads-down working on a book, and prepping for this this week’s workshop , that I haven’t blogged anything in a while. Normally blogging is a steam valve for my work, but tweeting does more of that now. Which is too bad, because tweets are snow on the water. Or at least it seems that way when I go back looking for what somebody said.) So the blog(s) get neglected. Anyway, I want to share my affection for two new books that blowing my mind, page after page.

Blog Post: More Knowledge Cafe conversations

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I was talking with my friend David Pottinger the other day over a beer or two. David has attended a number of my London Knowledge Cafes, including the last one at Arup. He was particular interested in the conversations that took place before and after at the Arup event and had blogged about them. As we talked we came to realise that there were up to eight quite distinct phases of the Cafe were different types of conversation took place. This was something I had not seen before.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recently, some colleagues were talking about the upcoming LinuxCon 2010 in Boston - "The Linux Foundation's annual technical conference that provides and unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux. ” Hearing about this conference brought me back to 1999, when we started a number of studies that culminated in the announcement of the new IBM Linux initiative in January of 2000.

Hummingbirds in slow motion

David Weinberger

Amazing hummingbird video [link] (via boingboing ) [twitter: boingboing

Digging ourselves out of a hole

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week: QUOTES. via @CharlesHGreen “When you dig yourself into a hole, first, stop digging.&# up by your bootstraps.

Blog Post: Hot tweets: August 2010

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of my more interesting Tweets for the month of August 2010. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. And if you like what you see then subscribe to my Tweets. On knowledge, pizza and osmosis [link] #km. Fri Aug 20 06:44:15 +0000 2010. RT @knowledgetank: Don't Call Me a Guru, Dammit! link] #km. Thu Aug 19 21:24:42 +0000 2010. Teachers are no longer central to their students' learning [link].

Designing Social Processing

Clark Quinn

In reflecting on the presentation I gave earlier this week, I realize that I didn’t make it clear that just making it social will make activities lead to better processing. Of course, my goal was evangelizing, but I reckon I should followup with some clarity. There are some design principles involved. First, the assignment itself needs to be designed to involve valuable processing activities.