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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
> document.
> 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.
> Questions: 
> 1. How do we effectively utilize this global information space?  
> 2. Can we use these mechanisms/patterns in a holistic, integrated
> fashion? 
> 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?
> /Roger 
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