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Greg McVerry

Blogging WordPress as a CMS | bavatuesdays

Gardner Campbell quoting Englebart on the role of one's domain. Reminds me a lot of Doctorow's My Blog, My Outboard Brain

Though we think the the examination of these holistic technologies used in these affinity spaces its really "our brains" and these spaces alsp call into question if we can even situate knowledge in "the brain"

with “aggregation” understood in its fullest sense as a fundamental cognitive affordance, then a CMS becomes something entirely fresh and new. A community enlivening system. An experience-sharing system.

;Wait for it!

An integrated domain. Quoth Engelbart:

By “augmenting human intellect” we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and to derive solutions to problems. Increased capability in this respect is taken to mean a mixture of the following: more-rapid comprehension, better comprehension, the possibility of gaining a useful degree of comprehension in a situation that previously was too complex, speedier solutions, better solutions, and the possibility of finding solutions to problems that before seemed insoluble. And by “complex situations” we include the professional problems of diplomats, executives, social scientists, life scientists, physical scientists, attorneys, designers–whether the problem situation exists for twenty minutes or twenty years. We do not speak of isolated clever tricks that help in particular situations. We refer to a way of life in an integrated domain where hunches, cut-and-try, intangibles, and the human “feel for a situation” usefully co-exist with powerful concepts, streamlined terminology and notation, sophisticated methods, and high-powered electronic aids.