Category Archives: People

Companies Must Become Publishers

In 1999, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger formulated their 95 theses into what became the Cluetrain Manifesto, which was then published as a book in 2000. [1] The Manifesto pointed to new global marketplace, where markets are seen as

Companies Must Become Publishers

In 1999, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger formulated their 95 theses into what became the Cluetrain Manifesto, which was then published as a book in 2000. [1] The Manifesto pointed to new global marketplace, where markets are seen as

Semantic Web: The Missing Pieces

Kate Ray put together an excellent short film (15 min) on the semantic web. See “Web 3.0″ on her blog. The topics covered are spot on, and the people interviewed are thought leaders in field, including Clay Shirky, David Weinberger

Semantic Web: The Missing Pieces

Kate Ray put together an excellent short film (15 min) on the semantic web. See “Web 3.0″ on her blog. The topics covered are spot on, and the people interviewed are thought leaders in field, including Clay Shirky, David Weinberger

Euro IA 2007 – Are Halland: Cores and Paths

Euro IA 2007 was really great this year. Fantastic presenters and talks. Euro IA is maturing into a real quality event in all respects. My favorite presentation was Are Halland‘s Cores and Paths talk, which he also gave in Las

Euro IA 2007 – Are Halland: Cores and Paths

Euro IA 2007 was really great this year. Fantastic presenters and talks. Euro IA is maturing into a real quality event in all respects. My favorite presentation was Are Halland‘s Cores and Paths talk, which he also gave in Las

Gene Smith on Tagging

Over at atomiq, Gene has some interesting thoughts about why tagging isn’t stuck. I agree with him, and commented as such on his blog. Social bookmarking might be stuck, but tagging is just taking off, if you ask me. We’re

Gene Smith on Tagging

Over at atomiq, Gene has some interesting thoughts about why tagging isn’t stuck. I agree with him, and commented as such on his blog. Social bookmarking might be stuck, but tagging is just taking off, if you ask me. We’re

On Influence and Authority

Matthew Hurst over at Data Mining has in interesting post about influence and authority. He correctly points out that they are not the same thing. However, I think influence actually needs to go beyond number of readers. In the truest

On Influence and Authority

Matthew Hurst over at Data Mining has in interesting post about influence and authority. He correctly points out that they are not the same thing. However, I think influence actually needs to go beyond number of readers. In the truest

Tag Mirror on LibraryThing

Tim Spalding, creator of LibraryThing, has come up with something new that’s quite interesting. It’s called the tag mirror. Essentially, you get to see other people’s tags for your books. Great idea. Here’s my tag mirror (I’m Pivo1 on LibraryThing).

Tag Mirror on LibraryThing

Tim Spalding, creator of LibraryThing, has come up with something new that’s quite interesting. It’s called the tag mirror. Essentially, you get to see other people’s tags for your books. Great idea. Here’s my tag mirror (I’m Pivo1 on LibraryThing).

My Book Has Arrived

So, after one year and three months of working and waiting, my book finally arrived on my doorstep this morning. What a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting it until later. But there it was in hard copy. Relieved, proud, happy–I’m

My Book Has Arrived

So, after one year and three months of working and waiting, my book finally arrived on my doorstep this morning. What a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting it until later. But there it was in hard copy. Relieved, proud, happy–I’m

Review: Everything is Miscellaneous

After pointing out a few contentious points in Everything is Miscellaneous in previous posts (see: June 13, 2007, June 2, 2007, and May 28, 2007), I wanted to review some of the book’s strengths. And there are many. This is

Review: Everything is Miscellaneous

After pointing out a few contentious points in Everything is Miscellaneous in previous posts (see: June 13, 2007, June 2, 2007, and May 28, 2007), I wanted to review some of the book’s strengths. And there are many. This is

The Vision of Librarians

OK, here’s my last gripe about Everything is Miscellaneous, a fantastic book by David Weinberger. I realize that this might be nit, but I’d like to point it out anyway: Weinberger contends that in the past physical formats of information

The Vision of Librarians

OK, here’s my last gripe about Everything is Miscellaneous, a fantastic book by David Weinberger. I realize that this might be nit, but I’d like to point it out anyway: Weinberger contends that in the past physical formats of information

Weinberger on the Card Catalog

Again, let me start off by saying that Everything is Miscellaneous is a really great book, particularly for an old librarian/IA type like me. Fascinating stuff. But Weinberger’s comparisons and criticisms of the card catalog in libraries seem odd. There’s

Weinberger on the Card Catalog

Again, let me start off by saying that Everything is Miscellaneous is a really great book, particularly for an old librarian/IA type like me. Fascinating stuff. But Weinberger’s comparisons and criticisms of the card catalog in libraries seem odd. There’s

Weinberger on Dewey Decimal System (DDC)

I’m just about in the middle of Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger. I’ve enjoyed his other books, and this one perhaps tops them all. Really good read. If you have anything to do with the development, conception, or organization

Weinberger on Dewey Decimal System (DDC)

I’m just about in the middle of Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger. I’ve enjoyed his other books, and this one perhaps tops them all. Really good read. If you have anything to do with the development, conception, or organization