Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Complex Root System: Harvard's Berkman Luncheon Series > Scaling, Online backchat, where Doc Searls asked question abt WUaS below, Thinking subject

Harvard's Berkman Luncheon Series >

[Today] Rethinking the community calendar: A case study in learning and teaching Fourth R principles
Jon Udell, senior technical evangelist, Microsoft


(Archived video will follow)

The following is from the online backchat session, where Doc Searls asked my question about World University & School below …

Jon Udell

Senior Technical Evangelist - Microsoft

Harvard Berkman

7 December 2010

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hi david

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"how we collectively build the data web"

questions... Where does the source code live? What is the depositor/versioning and that stuff?

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Whats it called? Is it ElmCity?

Yes, ElmCity

in hubs, which are like routers, currently in about 10 states in the U.S.

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"we have the tools for managing calendars. We need the concepts."

My question to Jon is how can his ical scale? World University and School - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University) - is potentially in all 3000 - 8000 languages (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages), and with infinite open subjects (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects), all with calendars for people to teach to...

...each other. What are the limitations to ElmCity scaling? Doc, could you please ask this question, since I'm remote?

I'll do it, scott.


arguments go in this direction... Isn't good enough good enough?

Not sure what to do with that, but there it is.

Thanks, Doc!

Scott, I hope that did you justtice... not sure I did.

You did :)



Thank you, Doc ... having a little trouble getting the word out about the free, open, editable World University and School :)

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(I was in a Bakery Collective in Berkeley, CA, and the talk took place in Cambridge, MA).


Here's Jon Udell's book for free - Practical Internet Groupware - http://my.safaribooksonline.com/1565925378?portal=oreilly.


... started a new Thinking subject at World University and School, with some of Jeannette Wing's 'Computer Thinking' resources, found on Jon's Harvard Berkman Event announcement page above.


(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/12/complex-root-system-harvards-berkman.html - December 7, 2010)


Anonymous said...

Hi Scott, I gave a very cursory answer to that question and I plan to elaborate in a forthcoming article because there's an interesting set of answers. Just want to make sure that I credit you properly as the question asker -- how would you like to be identified?



Scott MacLeod: said...

Hi Jon,

Thanks for a fascinating presentations. Here's my web site: http://scottmacleod.com

I teach a class on Harvard's virtual island in Second Life, and am the founder of World University and School _ http://worlduniversity.wikia.com - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW. ... Not sure what your article is about, though.

Nice to be in touch.

All the best,