Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Re: **** Instant Outlining !!! ***
Eric Armstrong wrote: (01)
> Mark Szpakowski wrote:
> > Jon Udell's article on Instant outlining, at
> > http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a//webservices/2002/04/01/outlining.html
> > deserves attention.
> > Instant Outlining is a technology being developed, and used, by Dave
> > Winer's Radio Userland group. It allows people to subscribe to each
> > others' outlines. Instant outlining:
> > - is like Instant Messaging, in that nodes (messages) can be shared with
> > buddies subscribing to them;
> > - is like e-mail, in that persistent messages are shared between people;
> > - and is like blogging, in that you get a narrative of ideas.
> Great find, Mark.
> "The price, which had been rumored to be up to $1000,
> turned out to be $0.
> "Communication in this environment is by invitation only, and two-way
> communication requires mutual invitation. Sayonara to spam.
> "Transcluding content in this way is a long-overdue feature of the Web.
> What's especially stunning, though, is that the feature is here woven into
> an authoring tool that aims to replace email as the primary mode of
> communication in closely-knit collaborative teams.
> "We've been using this tool since November....When we switched over
> our workgroup productivity soared....We've gotten very formal about
> how we use it. I can't imagine an engineering project without this tool.
> "There are also many things missing from this software, notably the
> unread-message-tracking and WYSIWYG-hypertext-authoring
> features that made Netscape Collabra so useful to me. But these
> omissions are all easily correctable.
> "It's been clear to me for a long while that the only thing that might
> displace email would be some kind of persistent IM. That's exactly
> what instant outlining is. If it catches on, and it's buzz-worthy enough
> to do that, we'll have a framework within which to innovate in ways
> that email never allowed.
> "perhaps in this medium we can finally bootstrap software that
> encourages and supports best practices. I'm keeping my fingers
> crossed. (02)
--The basic client. $40.
A quote from that page:
"René de Vries: "This could do to sharing knowledge what
email did to get people to communicate." (03)
--The community-builder server app with instant outlining. (Great name.)
Runs on Radio Userland. Free. (04)