Re: [unrev-II] Lifestreams

From: Jack Park (
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 16:44:59 PDT

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    > Jack Park writes:
    > >
    > > The welchco site is a rather detailed personal journal. An early
    > > question derived from this observation is this: do we want
    > > to capture personal journals in the DKR?
    > >
    > There isn't any harm in doing so, but I'm not sure how valuable it
    > is, either. In my "firewalled" section of the requirements, I address
    > the need for private vs. public DKRs. You "publish" from the private DKR
    > by putting into the public version, I think. That implies a way to keep
    > track of *which* public DKRs it has gone into, so that only
    > version-differences are sent when publishing subsequently.
    > Along those lines, an email forum is a "diary" of interactions. The
    > reduction step consists of abstracting the thoughts they contain,
    > effectively replacing them in a subsequent version of the document.
    > The diary system at Rod's site is difficult to follow because (given the
    > technology available at the time) everything is done with links. What
    > you want, though, is for much of the material to be "inline" instead of
    > linked. When you publish a "reduced" version, the material that was
    > originally inline becomes relegated to a link -- a link which is
    > identified as something that points to "supporting information" or
    > "original arguments" or the like, so you know you don't want to follow
    > it unless you are particulary interested in deeper information.
    > Where things get messy is when I do one reduction and you do another.
    > We now have competing versions of the summary. The original discussion
    > now has a higher-level fork, where my document points to the original
    > version, and your document points to the original version, but both of
    > these are under some *other* node -- where they may themselves be
    > summarized, or where evaluations by different folks may lead to one of
    > them being chosen as the "better" reformulation of the issues.
    > Understanding what happens at such times is one of the things we need to
    > tackle in the use-case analysis.

    So, would now be a good time to begin laying out use cases that cover these

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