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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Online Communities

Having just visited the O'Reilly errata page for Ruby in a Nutshell,
I can tell you that they walk their talk.    (01)

In addition to the "author-verified errata" (currently an empty page),
there is a page of "errata submitted by readers", and a form for
adding anything new that you find. Very nice.    (02)

Jack Park wrote:    (03)

> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/10/21/community.html
> " The Internet exists to improve communication. Communities can grow
> anywhere communication occurs. "
> " Truisms or not, those statements have tremendous implications. Their
> adherents see a commercial Web site less as a brochure and more as an
> opportunity to communicate with customers. They consider those who run a
> television fan site not as copyright infringers but as a community of fans.
> They think in terms of conversations and relationships. Cultivate a
> community, and you'll attract eyeballs and ears willing to read and to
> listen to your message. Encourage discussion, and you'll attract people
> willing to share their own messages. "
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> XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web.
> Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-74960-2.
> http://www.nexist.org/wiki/User0Blog    (04)