Monday, November 08, 2004


I think we might have had a bit of a post-election funk. There didn't seem to be much to say.

But, this essay on "communicontent" from a fellow I've never come across before, Russell Beattie, is most thought-provoking, and really fits well with the "Content, Not Containers" report we released not long ago. Russ has a pretty strong copyright statement on his site that I'll honour by not quoting directly from his posting. But, go read it. He has some very interesting thoughts on blogging, the web, mobile devices, content and communication. I am going to quote one sentence because it should tempt librarians to read the whole thing.

"In order to create communicontent, pure content needs meta-data, and pure communication needs organization."

1 comment:

Russell said...

Thanks for respecting the copyright, but quoting 10 or 20% of a work isn't infringing. There's just a lot of sites out there that will copy a whole post wholesale with minimal or no citations. Thanks,