Tag Archives: info-architecture

Clay Shirky’s Talk at Long Now Foundation

Clay Shirky gave a talk at the Long Now Foundation last Monday on “Making Digital Durable”. If you read Clay’s essays, most of this won’t be new, but it was nice to hear him pull several threads together. Things that jumped out at me “Classes of errors unrelated to the mode of production.” “Who can [...]

Category Factory for Tinderbox

Doug Miller’s written about the categorizer he and Frank Tansey cooked up at Tinderbox Weekend SF. Even if you’re not familiar with Tinderbox, it’s worth a read. The genesis of the method was in a couple of exercises where we were given collections of nodes in a Tinderbox hypertext and asked to group them. It [...]

From Paper Towels to Hypercard?

Last week at WisCon, Kathryn Cramer showed some of us her thinking about writing for weblogs and hypertext. She summed it up with her comment about being tired of writing on a “roll of paper towels.” Her example was her long post on the use of private military contractors in Iraq. What she wants is [...]

The Open BBC Archive?

Danny O’Brian discusses the BBC director general’s proposal to open their archives of 80 years worth of radio and TV to the public. Just imaging having access to all of John Peel’s sessions…. More on this from Greg Dyke. I’d be happy to pay a radio and TV tax for this… and I’m in the [...]

Queries on the browser: or why Safari needs XSLT now!

Try Jon Udell’s demo from a recent build of Mozilla or Firebird. That’ll drop your jaw, eh? Note that you need Mozilla Firebird or IE 6 to run this.

When did linking begin?

[ via xmlhack ] If you’ve read through court opinions or legal journals, as I did as a graduate student in the late 1980s and early 1990s, you’ll find plenty of hypertexual references. Bob DuCharme does some research to find when the practice started.

Jon Udell on Titles

Jon Udell’s OSCOM keynote inspired me to do fast rewrite of the weblog display code to provide better page titles. That change will go live later today or tomorrow.

Making Mistakes Well

Everyone needs to learn how to be graceful in failure. Web sites, lacking sapience and emotion, need much more help in this.

Prototyping One-to-many Links with XSLT

Another JavaScript for hypertext trick from Bob DuCharme: this one uses an XSLT style sheet to convert a document with one-to-many hypertext links: <multilink id=”l001″ type=”foo”> <title>Foo documentation:</title> <indicator> using XML Foo </indicator> <linkend title=”XML Foo homepage” URI=”http://www.example.org/xml/foo”/> <linkend title=”XML Foo tutorial” URI=”http://www.example.org/xml/foo/tutorial”/> <linkend title=”XML Foo syntax” URI=”http://www.example.rog/xml/foo/syntax”/> </multilink> Into an HTML document that uses [...]


Congrats to Edward Vielmetti and company on their new venture: Socialtext.

When GeoURLs Attack

Prentiss wonders what happens when the whole world is annotated: Imagine you hit the GeoURL button on your PDA while walking down the street and it coughs up Joe Bloe’s five-year-old report of what he was thinking while eating a sandwich at Subway, thirteen competing business directory listings for Toy Joy, a bit of GeoSpam [...]

Internet Alchemy

How did I miss the return of Ian Davis’ Internet Alchemy? It’s been back awhile, and it’s good stuff. Meanwhile, I need to update the blogroll sidebar… .

Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web

[ via xmlhack ] Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web: W3C working draft

Luke, I am your Parent Node.

[ via Simon Wilson ] Easy Topic Maps is a wiki for learning about XML Topic Maps. They have a tutorial on building a topic map using the Star Wars movies as an example.


I’m thinking that blogstreaming is a word for something people are already doing: Radio Userland supports posting to multiple blogs already. I’d like to go back and organize More Like This’ topics into facets/collections/clades so people could view them that way. Even better would be an interface for people to construct their own views.