Some of these terms may be new, but the underlying concepts have a deep, long history with contributions from people around the world. This page is my attempt to collect the greatest hits of knowledge management.
Paul Otlet, a Belgian bibliographer and entrepreneur who, in 1934, laid out a plan for a global network of “electric telescopes” that would allow anyone in the world to access to a vast library of books, articles, photographs, audio recordings, and films.
Things in the Garden don’t collapse to a single set of relations or canonical sequence, and that’s part of what we mean when we say “the web as topology” or the “web as space”. Every walk through the garden creates new paths, new meanings, and when we add things to the garden we add them in a way that allows many future, unpredicted relationships
Linear thinking with lots of switching and getting interrupted sucks. In other words, files in folders, hierarchical structures, etc. are VERY bad for thinking. It's incredibly easy to lose track of things, miss connections, and fail to see context.
To be continued!
Like all pages on my project here, this is a continual work in progress.
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