Zemanta

Image via Wikipedia I’m trying out a Zemanta blog post. What it does, apparently, is to suggest ideas for the article you’re currently writing. It’s a semantic blog suggestion feature, and it’s manifested in this instance as a firefox plugin...

Empathic Web

Originally appeared on Nodalities Blog: http://blogs.talis.com/nodalities Last week I listened to a talk by Shane Hipps, a Porsche “consumer anthropologist” turned Mennonite minister. The speaker, clearly aware of the contradictory nature of his...

Perspective Applications

**Originally appeared on Nodalities Blog: http://blogs.talis.com/nodalities** Looking at the world through a closed metaphor, like a walled garden, actually stops you from expanding the scope of possibilities available to the software you develop. This is because...

Semantic Metaphors

Edit: the original blog post on Nodalities blog has been archived/deleted/ignored. I’ve republished it here.   I tend to live in a world of metaphor. It’s not my fault, according to Lakoff and Johnson. We all use metaphor all the time: to construct...

Web 2.0–Don’t call it that!

Describing a company or concept as “Web 2.0” is so, last half-decade. Nevermind that most people still haven’t heard the phrase. If you don’t believe me, go ahead and poll your office or family: unless you’re not allowed out of the IT...