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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Got a Hammer?

Scribbling is very effective for augmenting thinking short term.
I'm not sure that it's the best way for, say, Enron to avoid debacles in the
future though.    (01)

Or is it? Maybe that's where they went wrong?    (02)

The problem with my scribbles is that a few weeks afterwards they simply look
like indecipherable hieroglyphs.
Very hard to construct a DKR with.    (03)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Stalker-Wilde" <grahams@pipeline.com>
To: <ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:13 PM
Subject: RE: [ba-unrev-talk] Got a Hammer?    (04)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
> [mailto:owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org]On Behalf Of John Maloney
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:40 AM
> Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Got a Hammer?
> Great article
> "Why hasn't fax died off? In part because sometimes it's more natural to
> visualize something, to circle and scribble in the margin, and send it back.
> Paper, whiteboards, blackboards, napkins, tablets: scribbling is very
> "touch" oriented; it's a very human thing, and it's a great UI."
> scribbling rocks. I program on gigahertz machines with far too much RAM to
> make any difference, using all kinds of nifty editors, middleware etc, but I
> keep a large blotter and a pencil beside me - and that's where I think.
> -graham (who still finds that when all he has is a hammer everything looks
> like a baby seal)
> "Unless you do very little work online, the concept of weaving all of
> your activity into a single web page couldn't be more misguided - from
> an efficiency and effectiveness standpoint."
> http://www.ozzie.net/blog/stories/2002/09/20/ifAllThatYouHaveIsAHammerEv
> erythingLooksLikeABrowser.html
> IMO, the WWW is simply not a collaborative medium. It is hard to imagine
> shoehorning all manner of human interaction into a web page.(?) It just
> doesn't make sense. Rather, a rich -intermodal- collaborative Internet
> client is a far more natural, social and human (humane?) approach.
> Developers targeting the WWW for collaboration are chasing the dragon.
> Considering the 'browser' as the least common denominator for seamless,
> ad hoc, global collaboration and community is also foolhardy.
> -jtm
>    (05)