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  1. Jul 2019
    1. As Jon Udell consistently points out, annotation (and any tool) can only take off if/when it becomes a regular, essential part of people’s required activities. Currently, that mostly happens when teachers make annotation assignments and not that many teachers in higher education do so.

      This argument raises some harsh questions. If a product only catches on when people are forced to use it, there must be something wrong with the product.

  2. Apr 2019
    1. And the big danger is what happens when you can hack the brain and that can serve not just your healthcare provider, that can serve so many things for a crazy dictator.

      We went from looking for information by ourselves to search results, and from search results we will go to being fed answers by virtual assistants - who will be powerd even more by AI than the search engine.

  3. Mar 2019
    1. Twitter also has problems policing fake news and bots, but on Facebook, disinformation can be particularly hard to spot, as people tend to connect primarily with friends and family. Within these filter bubbles, clickbait, fake news and disinformation can spread rapidly and quietly with no one to fact-check them (this problem is even more extreme on WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired in 2014).

      So encrypted, decentralized networks could lead to even more hate speech and disinformation.

    1. It’s not only a big win for HP, but a big win for the Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) platform, which arrived with a bit of a thud, but now has a headset truly worthy of seriously competing with HTC and Oculus .

      I'm not sure whether it's such a big win for HP as the VR-market is still in a kind of infancy (for quite some time), but yes, it's an interesting alternative for VR-quality seekers.

  4. Oct 2017
    1. A File Structure for The Complex, The Changing and the Indeterminate T. H. Nelso

      Read also about the project Xanadu with a very interesting fragment of Herzog's movie Lo and Behold and some concrete work. More examples and illustrations can be found at The Xanadu Parallel Universe - even a 3D-example.

      Wikipedia has a great entry about Xanadu with links to criticisms and Nelson's commentary on the critique.

      Project Xanadu is not about putting every document and resource out there available for free. On the contrary, while being very flexible it wants more security and preserves the possibility for the maker of content to allow for granular and conditional access - also for allowing micro-payments (another pioneering idea of Ted Nelson)

    2. T. H. Nelso

      His homepage features a short video in which he explains and shows what his life is about.

      Also have a look at Xanadu's parallel universe with a number of concrete examples (one of them in a 3D-space)

    3. may help integrate, for human understanding, bodies of material so diversely connected that they could not be untangled by the unaided mind. For both logistic and psychological reasons it should be an important adjunct to imaginative, integrating and creative enterprises. It is useful where relationships are unclear; where contingencies and tasks are undefined and unpredictable; where the structures or final outcome it must represent are not yet folly known; where we do not know the file's ultimate arrangement; where we do not know what parts of the file are most important; or where things are in permanent and unpredictable flux. Perhaps this includes more places than we think. And perhaps here, as in biology, the only ultimate structure is change itself.

      if only computer sciences were presented in such a way - as being essential for creative projects - more youngsters would opt in for such an education

    4. Films, sound recordings, and video recordings are also linear strings, bas- ically for mechanical reasons. But theses, too, can now be arranged as non-linear systems-- for instance, lattices-- for editing purposes, or for display with dif- ferent emphasis. (This would naturally require computer control, using the ELF or a related system, and various cartridge or re-recording devices.) The hyperfilm-- a browsable or vari-sequenced movie-- is only one of the p~ssible hypermedia that require our attention.

      did such non-linear audio or video things exist at the time of writing this text?

    5. quite fascinating that Nelson envisions the emergence of not only hypertext but also hyperfilm

    6. evolutionary network files make me think of neural networks used in deep learning - the user does not need to be human

    7. is version control such as used in GitHub an adequate answer to the need Nelson describes in this text?

    8. Is this description of a 'trail' more like the description of what we nowadays call a 'link' or is it rather like the description of child nodes in a mindmap?

    9. It would be interesting to compare this with how Howard Rheingold writes his books. He is an avid user of tools such as Scrivener and DevonThink - in addition to various mindmap tools and TheBrain I guess.