Tonight, the Wired Rave Awards. I'm up for the top prize. Shawn Fanning won last year. Wow. I've got my acceptance speech outlined in my head. Wish me luck!
Scoble says there is no acceptance speech. That's OK. I like it better that way. If I win I'll post my acceptance speech here tomorrow. It'll begin this way. "Thank you." And it will end the same way. Hey I'll post it even if I don't win.
To Evan Williams who's up for a Rave Award as the cultural innovator of 2001 -- break a leg!
John Van Dyk adds "scheduled editing" to his Metadata Plugin for Manila.
This is what it looks like when a natural born blogger "stops" updating. It's not a pretty picture.
There's now a Colorado-bloggers mail list.
NY Times: "Palestinian gunmen killed Israel's senior far-right leader in a swift, silent raid on a hotel here this morning, bringing new efforts for peace to the brink of collapse."
AP: "Iran has assured the United States through Swiss intermediaries that it would try to rescue any American military personnel it found in distress on its territory, a senior U.S. official said yesterday."
Dan Gillmor: "The government misses the days of the old Ma Bell, when communications were centralized and law enforcement had a relatively simple time of wiretapping suspects."
Matt Rosoff: "Everybody's got Windows, but Microsoft doesn't enjoy that direct billing relationship AOL has with its customers."
NY Times: "Officials said today that nearly two dozen people in the office of the Senate majority leader had tested positive for exposure to anthrax."
21st Century Knowledge Management
Continuing the thread that Kevin Werbach started. There are three main structures you can hang knowledge off (knowledge is the new word for content). A calendar, a search engine, and a taxonomy (which is a fancy word for directory). He's right that getting people to use special tools to gather knowledge is not a great idea if you want everyone to use it. That's correct. Emailers are where most writing goes on these days.
So hook a search engine and archive up to your mail lists, as Yahoo does so well, and you're done. That's why Yahoo blew it by hiring an entertainment industry guy as their new CEO. They should have hired someone from IT and sold their services, which are excellent, to corporations.
Now Kevin doesn't talk about knowledge management for people whose job it is to research and gather information and organize projects. They're the connoisseurs of knowledge management. The software industry, as a whole, has not been very good at creating tools for these people. Lawyers, managers, educators, doctors, accountants, consultants -- thinkers, planners and organizers. All the tools apply, weblogs, search engines, archives, and outliners.
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