Harvard Business Review kicks off the year with a special issue on making decisions. It’s hard to imagine a more important topic in business.
“Managers are judged on the outcomes, and most of them—most of us—have only the foggiest idea how we do what we do. After-the-fact accounts of a decision are Continue reading
Come to my blog-warming!
Cut on your speakers and take the Web tour.
Don’t miss the aggregator, the learning blog search engine, the wiki, the Informal Learning Blog, or vendor analysis.
R.W. Baird’s Trace Urdan is our favorite learning industry analyst. Trace does equity research for investors, not “research” for vendors who pay to reproduce the results on their websites and in their brochures.
Trace’s group distributes a newsletter, Class Notes by email. Class Notes provides information, Continue reading
A new Internet Time Blog has opened up at http://www.internettime.com/wordpress/
The new RSS feed is http://www.internettime.com/wordpress/wp-rss2.php
This Blog won’t disappear but all new posts will appear on the new blog.
My friend Werner Trotter dropped me a note saying, “I want to direct your attention to another nice and interesting search tool called Swicki, that is community oriented and driven by the collective intelligence of the community.”
From the blurb on the Swicki website:
A swicki is new kind of search Continue reading
This is now the official Internet Time Blog.
The old blog will stay in place but no longer be updated.
I haven’t figured out how to transition RSS and other subscribers over here except by asking them to move and sign up fresh . If you have experience with this, drop me a line.
Why am I going to this trouble? Aside from the fact that I’m addicted to change, I wanted a blogging environment with more control than I got with Blogger. And I’ve missed having categories. And having a working RSS feed. And posting excerpts instead of lengthy posts.
Google, Blogger’s parent, is a big corporation. They turn out wonderful things, but they do not encourage you to unscrew the cover and mess around with the innards. WordPress is more flexible. An active community is creating themes and plug-ins like nobody’s business. Blogger:WordPress is sort of like Internet Explorer:Firefox. Actually, I’m being too hard on Blogger in saying that; few things in life are as crappy as IE — I still can’t believe Microsoft lost an anti-trust suit for killing Netscape and stopped upgrading their product as soon as the competition was buried. You’d think they’d have done something just to keep up appearances.
I’ll report on my progress (and stumbles) with WordPress. The only glitch I’ve encountered thus far was the need to update my .htaccess file, which my FTP client hides from view. WordPress couldn’t find my categories or pages. I was going to post a question about this to the WordPress support forums, but not until reading the advice on asking questions that appears in the WordPress Codex (= rules of the game). This led me to a delightful article by Eric Raymond entitled “How to Ask Questions the Smart Way.” After reading it, I couldn’t ask anything in the Forums until I’d made a good-faith effort to find the answer for myself. I began Googling for answers and found just the instructions I needed.
The documentation is clear. The interface is friendly. You can tell a lot of work has gone into this code.
Transition: This post appears on both my old blog and this new one.
Global Learning: Mr Cross, currently you are working on a book about informal learning. How do you define informal learning?
Jay Cross: Well, I had to redefine all learning in order to write the book because the world is changing so Continue reading
I’m acting as if 2006 arrived early.
This year, I’m moving more and more of my computing to the web. Whether you call it web 2.0 or not, the wonderful convergence of web apps and desktops, widgets and connections, and interactive freebies and mash-ups are too much fun to pass up.
While I’m at it, Continue reading
I’m planning to shift Internet Time Blog to Word Press. Setting things up was easy.
I haven’t had any success importing Blogger entries into the new site. And then I’ll need to shift subscriptions and pointers to the new blog. This will probably be my hobby for the month of January.
Take a look Continue reading