THE INFINITE CONVERSATION
Beginning with the realization that the web is the most efficient way to store and disseminate information. to students, clients, friends and colleagues. (Redundancy busting.)
Subsequent rejection of custom (multiple) websites. "One site should fit all." (Further rendundancy busting.)
Fascination with the dynamics of attention. See Goldhaber's Attention Economy. Alamut as a record of my own attention. (Mindfulness: Paying attention to what one pays attention to...)
Classification/taxonomy problems: The timeline seen as the solution for organizing information. (The gestalt of experience.) Serialization.
Intermittency. The addictive quality of intermitent updates. Skinner's Variable Interval Reinforcement.
Many affordances. Aggregation of like-minded individuals. Generosity. Infinite 'conversations' (discontinuous through space and time). 'Levels' of discussion.
The ability to leverage my own eclecticism.
Searchability -- linking to previous inquiries -- pattern recognition. Newton: "I stand on the shoulders of giants." The possibility to stand on one's own shoulders.
Research into the nature of public and private. Jouke Kleerebezem:
Radically externalized (and extended) memory ie. The Literature:
Emergent properties (experienced through practice).
Weblog behaviors: (originally published 23.10.99):
Emergent form. Not a diary. Not a published column. (Differences: embedded in its context, scalable creator/user experience, searchable, interesting structural possibilities.)
Communities of individuals?
Data mining. Proust and a documented life.
The development of a family estate. An online will.
Team Generosity (those who I read - update list)
Community Weblogs: Metafilter
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