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I think I'm missing a trick with the two account thing here, but ok...
Can you, whoever you are, please remember to send these sorts of emails
directly addressing members of the community, privately.
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It's Simon using Sandy's account Cormac, keeping the spam generated from
Wiki****'s mailing lists on another machine. Just setting up another account
to use in future.
Saw your name and paper pop up.
The name here http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/openlearn2007/programme.php
Your paper here. http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/workspace.cfm?wpid=7984
good. OpenLearn has been one home (page) to me for its one year. I'm jealous
of your attendance, and a few others. The problem for Openlearn's, as it is
for Wikipedia's, many conferences is that they forego any attempt to include
the majority of openlearners and wikimedians, which would be OK if useful
tools = the (baby) Global IP utilities = weren't so bleedin' obvious. Like
forums or http://www.vrvs.org/Documentation/faq.html
The openlearn sponsorship, you will find, has legs due to HP being its
main sponsor ($5M for three years I think). You would be aware HP has
scattered its pennies on these waters as well.
I think they would be
interested in sponsoring another global foundation's talkative communities;
particularly if their members' primary aim was to link between global sites
and, at "their" conferences, do something like an academic Euro song
It seems to be becoming more obvious to many virtual communities. Mail
lists generate spam. (No? Gary) Their "border conversations" (threads) are
hard to find, follow, and aggregate. They are invariably lost over time and
through 'reclassification'. In an online forum it's the exact opposite. I
point out this one to the ComProj improvement committee
You can see its
moderators moving (or deleting) inquirers to the appropriate forum (virtual
If we could get the old email approach to personal communication above the
radar = onto a few more interactive screens, in a more understandable
format, in real time as well as asynchronous. This sponsorship thread runs
into a few quiet conversations with an (smaller, global) ISP at this end.
They partner with HP (and a few other big names) already. I'll look forward
to your opinion of the OU pow wow. Regards.
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