Showing posts from February, 2006

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Blogging and KM: Discussion facilitated by Mike Riversdale, KM Specialist

NZKM entry: What is KM? Two aspects: Knowledge - Explicit - Tacit Flow - People - Communities (“networks”) All about nurturing people because ‘knowledge growth’ is a social experience requiring exchange and interaction. Knowledge is something that is in constant transition and needs to be questioned, tested and discussed but not controlled. Whilst software is an enabler of this social interaction it is to be remembered that they are ‘only’ tools aiding and enhancing this fundamental. Resources What is Blogging? A weblog (usually shortened to blog, but occasionally spelled web log) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). KM specific blogs are sometimes referred to as k-logs – ick! News ‘syndication’ (RSS) There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the majority plump for 'Rea

Wikipedia and rewards for knowledge sharing

Interesting comment from David Gurteen (one of the KM "gurus") regarding Wikipedia and rewards for knowledge sharing . I'm not sure that Wikipedia doesn't reward contributions - it may not do it in an obvious way (recognition etc) but I think it rewards one by making it easy ("We will do our best to remove technical hurdles because we like you"), being open (it's saying, "I trust you"), instantly showing you your contribution and not hiding it a black hole ("Thanks, and here it is") and connecting people via easy to make links ("You mentioned XXX and there's someone else in the world that thinks about that"). All fluffy and fuzzy rewards but, I believe, the ones that we all truly appreciate.

Are you one of them or one of the other?

Work In Progress!! - leave a commentif you can expand on this Currently there is heated debate and quite a large amount of hair pulling (from both camps) at my workplace over how ICT people 'should' operate within the business. There is essentially, to my mind, the following two pure paradigms at loggerheads: Business driven (BD) Technology driven (TD) No-one is able to put their hand up to being totally (100%) on one side of the fence or the other ... but most of us ICT people tend to come to work leaning heavily one way or the other. And so you know where I come from, I have a (mostly) "Business driven" (BD) approach to the work world - in fact, it's probably something that I do outside as well, simply replace "business" with "Customer", "Client" or even "Person". Whilst both of these approaches interact within the culture of the organisation the BD approach is more involved ('connected', 'integral', '