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so each technology would be channelized or each information type would be
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Thanks a lot for your comments! The issue is becoming clearer in my
> mind. Hopefully I can articulate the vision that is emerging.
> For my clients, all that matters is to get the information to the
> decision-makers. It is the "information" that is critical. The
> decision-makers don't care what technology was used. As long as they
> can get the information, that's all that matters.
> What are the mechanisms/patterns that people use to create and
> transform information? I identify some of them:
> A. Web services can be built to provide information to the
> decision-makers. Web services are a useful mechanism/pattern for
> creating and transforming information. But it is only one
> mechanism/pattern. There are many other mechanisms/patterns.
> B. RSS is another mechanism/pattern. The decision-maker can get his
> information through an RSS feed, and by following the links in the RSS
> So now we see two mechanisms/patterns for getting information to the
> decision-makers. That is, we see two mechanisms/patterns for creating
> and transforming information.
> C. Let's consider another mechanism/pattern. A traditional web site
> (e.g., Amazon) provides information, and it can also be sent
> information. The information is typically viewed through a browser.
> So now we see three mechanisms/patterns that people use for creating
> and transforming information:
> - web services
> - RSS
> - traditional web sites
> And there are other mechanisms/patterns such as blogs, IM, email.
> To my clients (the decision-makers) these mechanisms/patterns are all
> the same ... they are all mechanisms/patterns that people use to create
> and transform information. Collectively they result in creating a
> global "space of information". It is the richness of this information
> space that is important, not the particular technologies that is used
> to create the information.
> 1. How do we effectively utilize this global information space?
> 2. Can we use these mechanisms/patterns in a holistic, integrated
> 3. Can the global information space be used in a fashion such that the
> underlying mechanisms/patterns that were used to create the information
> is transparent?
> 4. What are key mechanisms/patterns that are used to populate the
> global space of information - web services, RSS, traditional web sites,
> blogs, IM, email, what else?
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