Friday, December 02, 2005

This could be a relevant link from a previous conference.

Not much has turned up from Online Information by way of comment on the keynote. Maybe there needs to be some time for reflection.

On the official blog David Tebbutt reported that "Nervous laughter echoed around the room. But, in between the laughter, you could almost hear some deep thinking taking place. Engage with the New World or seek early retirement."

By the official blog I mean the Online Information blog. This itself records that the only person with an official blogger badge was Nancy Garman from Information Today.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Trying to find out more about blogging

Apparently I should post this code to turn up on Technorate

This from the Info Today blog

They have a report on David Weinberger's keynote, around Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

This is a straight copy and paste from the excellent blog hosted by Information Today

According to Weinberger, who is a philosopher as well as digerati, weare building a hugely messy web of linked metadata, and knowledge isnow constituted by what's interesting to us, not to an unknown expertor rigid Aristotelian hierarchy of information. Now, user-generatedmetadata completely flips the role of an expert. It flips the basicsfrom limits and experts and filters to a way of ordering that isinclusive and can handle an formerly overwhelming abundance ofinformation. No longer is there a limit on how much information we canhave, and no need to filter it on the way into a system, but only onthe way out, and then by a random group of users whose tracking andtagging converge to form knowledge.Weinberger said knowledge now is defined by:What: What's interesting (to us)How: By talkingWho: EveryoneWhere: In global conversationsWhy: Because we care"Knowledge IS the conversation," Weinberger said, turning upside downthe established frame of reference of most of the knowledge workers inthe audience.

Nancy GarmanInformation Today, Inc.ngarman@infotoday.comTechnorati Tag:

see my draft article

so there is some new copy to work into this later

Meanwhile there are no easy quotes to use from visiting stands

Highwire Press definitely back the ide of proper academic structures and peer review for journal articles.

Google staff in person have nothing to add to what you can find on or through Google.

However, the idea of knowledge push and knowledge pull makes some kind of sense.
Earl's Court still has some web access. Side street opposite the station at the moment.

Blog found at Info Today

Rely on this if nothing turns up here.

The official blog is at