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March 2009

I must go down to the sea again

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 31, 2009  ·  Trivia

I'm on the 32nd floor of the Excelsior in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Out of my window I have a view east towards Kowloon Bay. Its hardly a lonely sea here, and the sky is hazed, but just watching it and the hawks as they fly under my window is fascinating. I simply love harbours, and badly want to leave Wiltshire and move back to Cardiff, locating myself in the docks if possible. Ironically really as my grandparents spent a lot of time saving every penny they had to leave the docks! In those days the police entered the area only in...

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Mess, rugby, panic & a vampire ending

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 30, 2009  ·  Trivia

Just to warn you, there is no serious intent to this post its just the record of 30 hours now past which has to say the least been a bit of a mess.

It all started on Saturday morning when the state in my study got too much even for me. I have one antique roll top desk which was pilled high with papers, books and the debris of too many trips. I also have a six by four table which had seven two foot high stacks of paper, teetering on the brink of collapse together with various cables, boxes and unread mail. The side table where I work...

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Mencius

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 26, 2009  · 

Before a man can decide what he will do, he must first determine what he will not do

人有不為也而後可以有為

Thanks to Danyll Wills

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Those nice people at ARK want to make you an offer

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 26, 2009  ·  News

I will be keynote speaker at the 6th annual Knowledge and Content Management Conference which runs from the 8th to the 9th of June 2009 in London. I will be the opening keynote on day two and the given title is Gaining a competitive advantage with enterprise social software. I will be picking up and expanding on some of the themes in my KM World Column and also talking about some of our current work on creating bridging tools between social computing and enterprise systems. One of those projects will involve narrative lessons learnt...

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Old wine in new wineskins

By Dave Snowden  ·  March 26, 2009  ·  Polemic

Anyone seen the connection? The new programme for primary school education includes blogs, tweets and wikipedia, and at the same time the Government plans to monitor Facebook and other links. If you set up monitoring systems then you need people to populate them with data! Actually I am not worried about the monitoring, I have assumed for years that anything I do with an electronic record can be accessed/traced etc. Just like every movement I make on the streets of London is captured on a video camera. I think there are more important...

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