Saturday, June 29, 2002

Well, I have looked at Enetation and it definitely works on their news items for example. For it to work on your site or blog you need to coopy some code. I'm not sure how to get into the header bit of Blogger. I just use a template. However I have set up a test page as suggested. GoLive did not like the code by the way but it works after a fashion. The current problem I think is that I have the same name for both comments. Still maybe they are related issues so it seems you would get both streams of comment on either statement. Or send me an email, especially if you understand how to set this enetation stuff up within Blogger.

The test is at

Currently Enetation is free and maybe it will stay that way. Hosting by Studio 51 who seem worth checking out. The effect is that a web browser is definitely affordable. Acrobat online collaboration may be more secure, better designed, better recorded etc. but as a way to generate a document with communication between many people "enetation" has a lot going for it. Issues about how critique links to learning remain for both.
Both the Guardian and Blogger have featured 'Enetation' , apparently a way to open up weblogs for comment. I have been thinking about what is involved in the 'online collaboration' features of Acrobat. What happens when someone adds to or comments on another person's text? There may be some ideas about critique and learning that help to explain this. So far attempts to encourage people to use PDF for comments have failed. They usually prefer to add text to emails rather than open up a PDF. Maybe this is just familiarity. Maybe PDF is only suitable when a clear record is needed. The signatures are dated. Also it may suit when graphics are involved. The current UK press advertising includes a review process for a design proof. I'm going to try out some enetation now.