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April 3, 2014

Just took FactLink for a spin. A couple of good blog posts

One in particular: https://factlink.com/blog/4-lessons-you-can-learn-from-factlinks-pivot

They wrote "We started out building a tool for linking information together, where some information would support other information."
I replied: "A mind map would do this. I worked through that approach in the 1990s with cMap and Compendium and even created a prototype using VRML. Those years confirmed what I suspected: merely connecting missed the point. A library catalog doesn't only connect, it arrays. Likewise with a book's index. So I drilling into things to find ?what? a vector along with I could array the countless information items we encounter. Hence "GNodal"."

They: "There were multiple reasons why Factlink didn’t work, but most importantly, it was too complex. We tried to do too much at once"
Me: "Let me suggest a refinement of this very fine insight: why was it too complex? because it aimed to do too many things. Is why I say I spent years trying to design a fulcrum for the lever that is ICT. I suspect a closer inspection of the "cognitive ergonomics" at play would reveal design principles that are at one parsimonious and more effective. (That worked for me! /grin/)"

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4 Lessons You Can Learn from Factlink’s Pivot
Factlink is a more-than-profit with a mission: to make the world more open and credible by discussing everything. Install Factlink in your browser to discuss anything on the web. Or use Factlink on your site to get great in-line discussions. Learn more about Factlink · « Blog. 13 March 2014 …

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March 21, 2014

Might deliberations on cost-effectiveness be the entry point for discourse and public…

Might deliberations on cost-effectiveness be the entry point for discourse and public participation?

From the British Academy page "If you could do one thing…" Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities"
http://www.britac.ac.uk/policy/Health_Inequalities.cfm

Alan Maynard – "The Role of Cost-Effectiveness Evidence in Reducing Inequality.pdf"
http://www.britac.ac.uk/templates/asset-relay.cfm?frmAssetFileID=13286

Paradigmatic: the Oregon exercise in cost-effect health that was over-turned and rejected in place of a whole process of public consultation.

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Health Inequalities – British Academy
“If you could do one thing…” Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities. The British Academy presents a collection of opinion pieces on health inequalities from leading social scientists. Each of the authors has written an article, drawing on the evidence base for their particular area …

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March 20, 2014

“The Institute’s Research Assistant program not only helps nurture critical research…

“The Institute’s Research Assistant program not only helps nurture critical research skills among our undergraduates, it also offers them the opportunity to work on important public policy challenges with graduate students and top faculty and staff at Harvard Kennedy School"
via "Why Bother" at UT Votes

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IOP program puts students at the forefront of public policy research
Harvard students glean tremendous knowledge from the lectures and discussions that take place inside the classroom, but the learning doesn't stop there.  Many graduates and undergraduates sup

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March 20, 2014

"Transforming Government; ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017"

ICT is not just about technology – it’s about the ways in which information and technology are used to deliver better services and enhance trust and confidence in government."

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Transforming Government ICT. ICT is not just about technology – it’s about the ways in which information and technology are used to deliver better services and enhance trust and confidence in government. Government has charged the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) with leading …

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March 19, 2014

There's some very nice material surfacing

Not #BigData … just substantial information.

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Community Capital

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March 18, 2014

System definition: to collect and manage particular information relating to the entity's…

System definition: to collect and manage particular information relating to the entity's core interests. Those particular informations are distributed in a way that integrates the entity's holdings with the internet steam.
Mission: to capture the discursive constellation.

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Evidence Based Discourse; Promoting subjective narrative

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March 18, 2014

I'm trying to recreate my thinking from circa 1997/99

cMap and Compendium … I was working with VRML at the time … "organization of movement in an ethology lab, funded by cog-psych at Dalhousie. It was all about taxonomy / ontology / modularization."Meaning acts like a strange attractor, around which concepts trace their trajectories." –BD Tremblayhttps://twitter.com/bentrem/status/445987853546577920 (full version at Twitlonger: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s11ja6)The 3 axes that in-form the design and the method can be demonstrated quite easily:1) A person posts a naked URL. Whatever platform (Twitter, FB, GPlus, or any of the chat clients. Even by phone text.) it remains no more than what it is: a person (X) makes a substantial statement of fact (Y). Substantial, but not very communicative. (Creating a link, which is comprised of the URL along with descriptive text, is much more communicative and meaningful, if not unambiguous.)2) A person Favorites a Tweet, or simply ReTweets it. (Notice that the product of these two are materially different.) Or a person "Likes" a post on FB, or clicks "+" on GPlus. (The equivalent to merely ReTweeting would be to Share an item with no text added.) Simplistic, but communicative. a person (X) has an affective response (Z) to something (Y).The design challenge has been to capture those three axes in a manner that is effective (UX), efficient (cognitive ergonomics), parsimonious, and subject to capture in a well formed data system. These 3 axes comprise what I call "the discursive constellation".I address this complex (a veritable Tower of Babel) as a set of "impedance mismatches", where interconnections fail due to differences in the information being exchanged; quality, density, velocity, granularity etc etc etc. Drawing on my experience with ontology/taxonomy "in the wild" (i.e. industry and not for profit) I have devised a method that draws together the common strands in a way that integrates and harmonizes the various streams. Paradigmatic: all the news items on issue X are connected back through their various stems to their common root.I came up with an approach that lends itself to a variety of situations. Roughly, it has 2 modes of operation: one is as a "discourse-based decision support system" (It's aimed at such as business decisions or policy decisions , the latter not being restricted to government.) and the second as a discourse system that "mitigates flames while surfacing and nurturing the subjective narrative". This second mode can buttress online learning. These are the 2 fundamental modes: one is discourse meant to establish facts that can be shared, and discourse concerning different values, or the meaning of shared facts i.e. implications and ramifications.

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January 28, 2014

+Michael Cooke FWIW / by way of context:

+Michael Cooke FWIW / by way of context:
I kept notes as I surveyed the domain … dates back to 2004? http://gnodal.livejournal.com
Slightly older, where I blogged about tech. [Just peeked; back to 2002.] This blog, like all my others, is long dusty: http://mozdawg.blogspot.com

p.s. late 70s I spent some time in Vancouver. Had the job situation not been so tight I'd like have done the communications program at SFU.

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Gnodal
The sort of mind-blurt I email myself from time to time. (Quite a collection, over the years.) Innovation and Collaboration How do institutions and corporate entities enable innovation? I’m looking to a consortium of strategic partners to support an information initiative.

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December 20, 2013

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"I will provide some examples and key success factors for most of these identified trend. As an introduction and an element of context, have a look at the Figure 1 below which describes a vision of the open innovation ecosystem and dynamics."

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10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation | Innovation Management
Over the last 5 years, Open Innovation has been evolving quite a lot in the ways it can be defined and implemented. Rather than proposing one more definition or describe one specific way to approach it, here is a set of trends I foresee based on the numbers of projects I have been involved in and the evolution of needs from organizations, would they be major corporations, SMEs or Public Services.

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December 19, 2013

the start of something … dead-tree texts => OCR => HTML … I decided to cut some together into a single slab and export to PDF.

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