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Thursday, July 31, 2003

In the news today Knowledge Management Technology & Service Provider announcements:

Net-Intent: Offers 3 iFilters for MS Project, SolidWorks, Pro/E;
IBM Lotus Instant Messenger: Available for BlackBerry Enables Enhanced Ease Of Use And Deployment;
ServiceWare: will formally announce earnings on July 31;
CACI International Inc: Moves Earnings Release to August 13th After the Market Closes;
RightAnswers: Announces Knowledge-Pak Support for Microsoft Office 2003;
Open Text(TM): Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Selects Open Text To Deploy Enterprise Portal;
UniPress Software: Announces Enhanced Version of Web-based Inventory Tracking Tool;
CherryRoad Technologies and Entrieva: Expand Federal DoD Sector Partnership - Success with U.S. Army Knowledge Online;
Xybernaut and Jouve: Introduce AirGTI Mobile Solution.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003


Did you know that there is a National Storytelling Festival, and a Digital Storytelling Festival (oops, just missed this one last month), and a Center for Digital Storytelling, and a National Storytelling Network, and a Storytelling FAQ? This is of course just skimming the surface of the enormous pool of available resources on the art of storytelling as an intrinsic component of cultural communication and knowledge sharing...
For Diversity Training, Employers Use Storytellers: "Employers are increasingly turning to storytelling as a tool in their diversity training, the Wall Street Journal reports. Advocates of storytelling say it adds an emotional element to the intellectual one in diversity training, making it more compelling to employees. "
77 Mass Ave | Storytelling on a String: "Barbara Barry, a Media Lab PhD candidate, has invented a new way to tell stories: an interactive necklace of computer "beads" that hold wearer-selected images and text. The "StoryBeads" can be traded or strung together to create narratives."
Lifetime of Learning Starts with Learning to Read: "Educators have discovered that reading and storytelling stimulate the imagination, enhance children's vocabularies, introduce them to components of stories – such as characters, plot, action and sequence – and provide them with information about the world surrounding them."

Monday, July 28, 2003

Intelligence, with artificial ingredients...

E-Commerce News: Socially Intelligent Software: Agents Go Mainstream: "While the popular conception of an agent is a cartoon character who talks with or interacts with a visitor to a Web site , today's technologies are much more sophisticated than that. Venture investors are eying the agent niche -- and its associated artificial intelligence and linguistics technologies -- as a possible major market opportunity."
Intel and Alzheimer's Group Join Forces: "For patients with more advanced cases, the researchers held out the possibility of systems that use artificial intelligence techniques to determine whether a person has remembered to drink fluids during the day"
Wausau - Technology makes life easier for aging America: "Alex Libin, a research associate at the Hebrew Home Research Institute in Maryland, has developed a robotic cat that responds to human touch and human voice. Max, a robotic cat, is programmed with artificial intelligence, lifelike movements and a vocabulary of 48 different cat noises."
Mind-Controlled Wheelchair in Works: "Swiss and Spanish scientists are developing a mind-controlled wheelchair that could one day give severely paralyzed patients new independence... The system has been designed by Jose Millan of the Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artificial Intelligence in Martigny, Switzerland, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research in Barcelona."
Wired 11.08: VIEW: "What's AI's biggest deficiency right now? The lack of people with an interest in commonsense reasoning for computers. I've found maybe a dozen. Douglas Lenat's Cyc ['psyche'] is the only major program that has collected commonsense knowledge. But it's not there yet."

Sunday, July 27, 2003

vast vats of
vertiginous verisimilitude
void of virtuosity
volley voluptuous varicosities

©2003 judith meskill
Aesop's Fables | The Phoenix Bird:
"In Paradise, when thou wert born in the first rose,
beneath the Tree of Knowledge, thou receivedst a kiss, and thy
right name was given thee- thy name, Poetry."

Friday, July 25, 2003

Opensource | Content Management Systems | CMS | Portals | Blogs | Groupware: "This site was created with one goal in mind. To give you the opportunity to "try out" some of the best php/mysql based free and open source software systems in the world. You are welcome to be the administrator of any site here, allowing you to decide which system best suits your needs."

Thursday, July 24, 2003

if the "I" grows dry
is it the "We" that you see,

haiku ©2003 judith meskill


Knowledge Pings: "This page collects and displays the last 200 TrackBack pings sent to the knowledge management category for KMpings."

A great idea, until someone decides to use your computer to do a search on eBay and wonders "hmmm, what does this button do?" and accidently KMpings a basic eBay search! Still, however, a great idea.
New York Times | In the Lecture Hall, a Geek Chorus: "Some people, of course, ignore speakers entirely by surfing the Web or checking their e-mail - a practice that has led some lecturers to plead for connectionless auditoriums or bans on laptop use. But others are genuinely interested in a lecturer's topic and want to talk concurrently about what is being said. They may also like to pass around links to Web sites that relate to, and may refute, a speaker's point. For them, wireless technology allows a back channel of communication, a second track that reveals their thoughts and feedback and records it all for future reference."

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