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Bill Gates, Digital Immigrant

Yep, according to author Marc Prensky, Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft and the face of the personal computer revolution is a digital immigrant. But so is Steve Jobs, Apple chairman, and Marc Andreessen, a founder of Netscape, the first popular web browser. And, as I was so correctly reminded this week, so am I. Actually, you can pretty much sum up digital immigrants as at… Read More »Bill Gates, Digital Immigrant

Has your Library Card expired?

As I was preparing for what would have been my magnum opus blog entry this week, the firewall on the network provided by the local Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) stopped me dead in my tracks. I was seeking out that one golden nugget to really hammer the nail home on Knowledge Management, but sorry boss, no can do.


Surely you all have been at that exact moment after you click a link when the web address in your browser changes to that familiar filter warning and the big bold letters “WEB ACCESS DENIAL” come at you like a digital smack to your hand? It appears that the site I wanted to see conflicts with the Access Control List and it was going to take a petition to the network gatekeepers before I was ever going to see that now elusive web page. Come to find out, I am never going to see that site from here. And for some unexplained reason I now wanted to see that website more than I have ever wanted to see a website before.


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We are gettings a KM What?

“Knowledge management is not a shrink-wrapped thing in a box, it’s a discipline.”           –Scott Elliot, Lotus Knowledge Management a 12 former Brigade Commanders with recent operational experience were asked what they wanted most in a Battle Command Officer. The three tasks that came up were “Understand the Tools,” “Leverage the Tools,” and “Teach the Tools.” Of course the tools are the information system that… Read More »We are gettings a KM What?

Where is my Flying Car?

I recently had a virtual conversation with someone who asked where is all this efficiency that was promised to us with digital information systems? He said that we are getting all these new tools and if anything people seemed to be doing more and productivity has not necessarily increased. He wasn’t sure that he was any better than before. a I think back to my… Read More »Where is my Flying Car?

Basking in Irrelevance

Changing a culture, that ought to be easy, Right? I mean you are the big cheese in your outfit so all you gotta do is line the troops up and start issuing the order, “Change. Be innovative, go ahead. I have faith and trust in you, now go forth. Be prosperous and live long.” But how do you really inculcate a culture of innovation in… Read More »Basking in Irrelevance

Kindergarten Lessons

One of my favorite books I never read is “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum. A few of his examples of important lessons taught to five year olds are: Share everything; Play fair; Don’t hit people; Clean up your own mess; Don’t take things that aren’t yours; Flush. How can you disagree with those examples? By extrapolating them… Read More »Kindergarten Lessons

Hiya, Worlds v2.0

Here is a blog post. It is not elegant, and it is not the stock WP Hello World, but it is mine. And its the first of many.