Monthly Archives: April 2011
The Arab Spring, the Arab Revolt – whatever we end up calling it, the thing is continuing. ITEM: Elements of the Syrian army might be siding with protesters in that country’s unrest. units of the 4th Army Division, headed by … Continue reading
Many people think of libraries and librarians as being involved in a rather dry and now antique type of “information management.” That’s not far off the mark regarding much of what librarians are traditionally thought to do. On the other … Continue reading
How is scholarly communication changing as the internet develops? It’s a new (in)visible college, according to Bryan Alexander. We’re seeing all kinds of experimentation with new forms of scholarly publication, including professional and DiY digital archiving, shareable datasets, and a … Continue reading
Here‘s a sobering thought about the effects of US foreign policy: Free elections in the emerging nations increasingly often empower anti-western leaders (Egypt may be the most recent example). Our habit of overthrowing secular leaders in the Middle East (e.g., … Continue reading
Why do I Brainstorm(s)? One of the primary reasons is that Brainstorms uses Caucus. My affection for Caucus, and my interest in seeing it being well-used, is how I learned that Brainstorms existed. My early experience with Caucus conferencing was … Continue reading
Brainstormers on the Web is a blog project emanating from Howard Rheingold’s Brainstorms community. We’re a group blog, a bunch of people exploring how they write together in this medium.