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March 2007

Bill & the Blog: come on in, the water is lovely

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 30, 2007  ·  Polemic

Two of the four lists serves in which I am, for the moment, participating have picked up anti-blog themes over the last few weeks. The criticism appear to fall into three types:

  1. The argument of control or license, this surfaced on the AOK forum and was supported by two current and one former Knowledge Management staffer. The basic argument was that in return for access to technology and equipment employees should accept some degree of restriction or control on their use of blogs. Now I see little or no merit in this argument, and it...

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What we call the news ...

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 30, 2007  ·  News

Thanks to Wirearchy for letting me see this Jibjab entry What we call the news, somehow satire makes things better!

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A pod cast (or four) & the Fourth Estate

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 30, 2007  ·  Comments

While I was in Singapore for the RAHS forum, Gary Klein and I agreed to speak at an evening session for the IKMS. The results were recorded as four podcasts and you can see them here. I should warn you that I was in a belligerent mood on the failures of Knowledge Management at the time. Either way it will give some more insight into the philosophy behind RAHS and hopefully over come some of the poor reporting. Another example of that came in on the goggle alert this morning. This time from The Register who picked up on the Wired...

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Short notice: Newcastle seminar

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 30, 2007  ·  News

Steve Bealing is the UK next week (Newcastle to be precise) running a seminar on Cognitive Edge techniques in conjuction with Stuart Smith. its on the 4th April. A good introduction for those interested. Details here.

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...the marriage of delight and responsibility

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 29, 2007  ·  Musings

Philip Pullman was the subject of a BBC program today. He is talking with his old school teacher of English, in Ysgol Ardudwy Harlech. You can listen to it here, but be quick, you only have a week. The BBC’s use of podcasting is parsimonious at best, certainly compared with the generous ABC. Richard, if you are reading this and can do anything to liberate content please do!

Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy sent me back to Milton for the first time in thirty years, armed with new insight and understanding. He writes books...

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