I can’t wait to see more of these maps on blogs and on flickr
I am loving it! It is Web 2.0 for the personal PC, everything is xml and links together.
It is too MS orientated for me, though I can export fine to OOo (Word mode) and it is now my preferred way of writing a doc!
It will open photos from flickr right in a Map. It will open up RSS feeds in a map and use the Topic Notes to read them.
I will be writing more about this but the main thing will be that it is a new integrated:
- File Manager
- Word Processor
- Contact Manager
- To Do List
Can sinc with Windows Mobile
IT Conversations: John Markoff (Part 1 of 2) – SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series Great discussion based around the history of computing as put forward in a book by John Markoff: What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer.
This is a great two part podcast! Listening to it I hear some geniuses time are there talking about an incredible revolution in communication. Many of the people I have blogged about there in the past get a mention – and are there! Doug Englebart is one. Ivan Illich gets a mentionI
This podcasts takes me back to the 60s and I realise how much that counterculture influenced me at the time. It must have been through the Whole Earth Catalogue that I found Illich – and that led to Four Avenues – School Without Walls. It is through this sort of thing that I feel a connection with the nostalgia that comes through in this history.
I really liked the comment that one speaker makes: “We need a Pedagogy of Interactive Media” – wow. I have a real enthusiasm for that. In a way this blog is about that – a psychology of interactive media – my “psyber-” is related and a prerequisite for the pedagogy. A pedagogy can’t be designed without a psychology.
So, I am deeply attuned to the discussions in this podcast and delighted to see how computing emerged in its origins not out of the money culture but the counterculture – people trying to make the world a better place is the key motivation I hear in this podcast. I recommend it.
Many of your books include charts, questionnaires and equations, which show readers how to more efficiently deal with their unhappiness. Are there dangers in seeing deep mental processes as a formula?
It’s not a formula. It’s several different formulas. I encourage USA, Unconditional Self Acceptance. I accept me, myself, my personality, whether or not I do well. I prefer to do well, but I don’t put my worth on the line. And I accept youwith your [cough attack] stupidity and failingswhether or not you do well. And I accept life, which is bad, without demanding that it be exactly the way I want it to be. I avoid the words ‘should,’ ‘ought’ and ‘must.
As much as I think that CBT, RET or whatever they call it these days is the enemy of the soul and healing (even though “research” shows it is “effective”), my heart goes out to this old bugger. No doubt he is a spunky genius! I like this interview and saved a copy to txt.
Got this here. It should now apprear somewhere on the right as My Del.icio.us
We use words to create structures between the real and nothing at all. They impact on the real. We invent them, but the invention has to stick, words are at the mercy of the collective.
Word making, shaping the metaxy, has taken a new turn with tags. Nothing will be the same again.
Folksonomy, tagging will change everything.
Sinclair’s friend George D. Herron
pops up in BETWEEN THE TWO WORLDS (1941), in which Lanny interviews Mussolini and reads such Communist literature as Lenin’s The State and Revolution.
amazon The Return of Lanny Budd I (World’s End), This link to Amazon has a review by Tom Range, Sr. with excellent summary of the series and also of the last book.
Good page on Upton Sinclair, gives an insight into his own politics. Which is a bit different from what I imagined.
Biography of Woodrow Wilson Info from the Whitehouse no less.