Ed Taekema - Road Warrior Collaboration 4.10.2005

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A blog looking at business communication, knowledge management, scripting tools, OS technology news and other things of interest to mobile tech workers. As I find interesting news this will also contain pointers to thoughts related to configuration managment, change management and general software development.

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Wisdom of Wikis

I agree that a wiki can be a good tool for decentralized decision making ... the interesting thing is a wiki 'hides' each users contributions behind the versioning capabilities that in my experience don't get used too much ... which means that it levels out the effect of lesser or more well known contributors. 

Reading The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki is a lucid reminder of the value of decentralization and diversity. Surowiecki identifies several methods of integrating diverse viewpoints in an organization, such as decision markets and aggregate voting. One I'd like to suggest is a wiki. One of the major problems we are facing in the era of the Internet and intranets is that we have moved to a decentralized world without any good way to aggregate what each of us in the organization...

posted at 19:38:40    #

Whither Ed Taekema?

Thanks for checking on me Jack... I've been suffering through comment and trackback spam that made this blog difficult to maintain.  I think I have a temporary solution for now with hopefully a better option down the road that will let me turn those features back on.

posted at 19:30:08    #

Overcome by Comment and Trackback Spam ....

For now I have disabled comments and trackback display in this blog in the hope that it will put an end to the spam that has been clogging this blog. Perhaps a more controlled comment and trackback service is available.

It might be drastic but I don't seem to have any other options using the current PyDS blogging tool and PyCS hosting.

posted at 19:23:44    #
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