Jan 12 2008
Digital Habitats began as “The Technologies for Communities” report in February 2004. The idea was updataing Etienne Wenger’s Technology report that was widely circulated and used. That report was based on a 2000 report commissioned by the US Federal Goverment’ Council of CIOs.
As the work was shared publicly, we began to dig deeper into our original ideas. Soon a report on technologies had transformed itself into a much longer book about the practice of stewarding technology for communities of practice. Thus “Digital Habitats” was born.
It took a long time. In between our work, stealing time from our families and friends, we wove together our stories, knowledge and experience into the book.
This blog is our “public” face of our work on the book and conversations about it once it is (finally!) published. We hope to both share our thinking and hear your ideas and comments.
Etienne, Nancy and John