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Sep 09 2009

Nancy White interview

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Here’s an 8-minute interview with Nancy White, where I ask her several questions about what’s important about the book, how it came to be, and what’s left out.  You can tell that I’ve edited out about 10 minutes of discussion.  This could have been a very long conversation since we both feel the topic is […]

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Jul 29 2009

The Book is Almost a Reality (so lots to do!)

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Image via Wikipedia The manuscript is at our printer, Lightingsource. The cover is done. The index is done. We await the proofs, knowing full well there will be errors and typos, despite the best effort of us and our friends who have been helping out. But Digital Habitats is about to emerge. The tentative date […]

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Jun 25 2009

Pumping our own gas (as fast as we can)

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For a couple of years it wasn’t “a book” but just “an update”. After our ideas started getting more interesting and more useful, I took to taunting my co-conspirators Etienne Wenger and Nancy White that what is now Digital Habitats “is actually a book.” Later, when we all admitted that it was indeed a book, […]

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Feb 03 2009

Ward Cunningham interviews John Smith

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Ward Cunningham just recently set up his own channel on YouTube and has edited a conversation we had last Fall. His philosophy for conducting interviews is simple and effective: make guests feel comfortable and ask them questions that make them look good. He did a great job making me feel comfortable. We start by talking […]

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Feb 29 2008

Technology classification schemes live on

I ran across this slide in a larger deck used by a colleague to deal with a set of technology decisions for the communities of practice in her company: | View | Upload your own Apart from the way that Etienne’s classification scheme has been modified slightly to be relevant to the issues on the […]

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Mar 24 2005

What does it mean?

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A couple people have asked this question, so here”s a stab at an answer. Actually there are several parts to the answer. We work like a community of practice. We decided we had to do this study because it was important to us, even if we had no funding and no clear business model when […]

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