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DIARY: May 10, 2003 04:53 PM Saturday;
Gary discusses footnotes, bibliography for transformation to knowledge.
2...Knowledge Dilemma Trade Familiar Methods for Speed and Accuracy?
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020201 - Mr. Garold L. Johnson
Bibliography Footnotes Being Substituted for Links
Transformation Links Create Refuse Ignorant Culture No Habit Claim to
Innovation Loop Need Experience to Discover Advantage of New Methods
Links Applied Using Footnotes Bibliography Rather than Knowledge Space
Footnotes Bibliography Familiar Way of Working Culture Resists Advance
Cultural Change Management Practice Work Role in 1930s 1940s Secretar
Jones, Morris Resist Transformation from Information to Culture of Kn
Links Annoying in Email Too Many Cause Confusion Resistance to Using
Johnson, Gary Old World Methods Footnotes Biblography Culture Resists
Old World Methods Footnotes Biblography Culture Resists Transformatio
1512 - ..
1513 - Summary/Objective
151401 - Follow up ref SDS 11 WL6J, ref SDS 9 5646.
151403 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Gary commending ideas about using
151404 - footnotes and bibliography for presenting links in format that is
151405 - familiar and therefore acceptable to a broader number of people.
151407 - 1. While the content of this post is of some interest, consider
151408 - the use of footnotes. ref DRT 1 0001
151410 - ..
151411 - This refers to an attached letter dated today and from Eric Sinclair.
151412 - ref DRT 1 0002 Eric's letter has a number of citations to footnotes
151413 - in a bibliography at the bottom of the letter. The citations are not
151414 - active links; but the footnotes in the bibliography are linked to other
151415 - sources. Clicking on several sources opens citations uniformly at the
151416 - top of the document, rather than use explicit links to context for the
151417 - citations.
151419 - [...below, sent an email linked to this record for response.
151420 - ref SDS 0 0W68
151422 - ..
151423 - On 030427 analysis of work submitted by Paul Prueitt provided links
151424 - from the citations to the footnotes, and from the footnotes to the top
151425 - of the original source. This is a step in the right direction toward
151426 - an efficient Knowledge Space. ref SDS 11 WL6J
151428 - ..
151429 - Earlier on 020923 Morris suggested using citations to footnotes in a
151430 - bibliography so that people can get more information if they want it.
151431 - ref SDS 8 BQ7N On 030314 Jack Park explained efficiencies from more
151432 - people are adopting Morris suggestions. ref SDS 9 5646
151434 - ..
151435 - Gary continues...
151437 - 2. I don't like the footnotes that aren't links, but it does serve
151438 - to get the long URLs out of the way while still having them be
151439 - readable to humans. ref DRT 1 JF5N
151441 - ..
151442 - On 020730 Gary cited explained that getting long URLs out of the way
151443 - while still having them be readable to humans would improve the
151444 - appearance of a document, and help the reader retain continuity of the
151445 - analysis. ref SDS 6 5K5O
151447 - ..
151448 - Gary continues...
151450 - 3. Suppose that both ideas were used:
151452 - The footnote reference were actually a link to the same
151453 - URL as contained in the footnote. Possibly with part of
151454 - the entry being a link to the footnote itself within
151455 - the document. ref DRT 1 F362
151457 - ..
151458 - The footnote was a citation containing the title,
151459 - description, author, etc., as well at the URL.
151460 - ref DRT 1 F36M
151462 - ..
151463 - Could be a good idea; need example and estimate of how much time this
151464 - takes to produce and to apply? See analysis below. ref SDS 0 5M81
151466 - ..
151467 - Gary continues...
151469 - 4. I am not to the point of committing to this yet, but it is
151470 - reminiscent of how SDS references work (except that there is no
151471 - easy way to do internal anchors. ref DRT 1 WF7H
151473 - ..
151474 - 5. Anyway, somewhere in the idea of separating the inline
151475 - reference from the citation is a workable set of notions that
151476 - combines
151478 - Ease of following links, ref DRT 1 HG7M
151480 - Minimal visual clutter, ref DRT 1 IG8H
151482 - ..
151483 - Human readable citations, ref DRT 1 UG8I
151485 - ..
151486 - More descriptive text in the citations, since there is
151487 - room for them. ref DRT 1 1H8J
151489 - ..
151490 - See comment above on saving time and money. ref SDS 0 0W3S
151492 - ..
151493 - 6. Citations have been used successfully for a long time. It seems
151494 - that there may be a good way to combine the idea with the
151495 - immediacy of an inline hyperlink. ref DRT 1 EH8L
151499 - ..
151500 - Knowledge Dilemma Trade Familiar Methods for Speed and Accuracy?
151502 - SDS supports citations, as shown in this record. The balance to be
151503 - struck is between speed and accuracy, or conventional appearance that
151504 - is comfortable? What is the fastest way to get the most accuracy? It
151505 - is another KM dilemma on how much time to invest for traditional
151506 - presentation, rather than speed and accuracy?
151508 - ..
151509 - Are footnotes and bibliography intended to replace inline links or
151510 - only for use to avoid long URLs in email, per discussion above?
151511 - ref SDS 0 0001,
151513 - ..
151514 - If so, this is more work for the writer and the reader to create and
151515 - access a connected record, see for example 030314. ref SDS 9 5646
151516 - Right now, people object to clicking on a single link; a citation and
151517 - footnote system, seems to greatly compound the problem, giving people
151518 - more incentive to avoid responsiblity for knowledge, as discussed on
151519 - 991014. ref SDS 1 3066
151521 - ..
151522 - If footnotes and bibliography replace long urls in email, that is more
151523 - work for the writer and the reader, as shown in the record on 030314.
151524 - ref SDS 9 5646 At that time Jack Park listed the following steps...
151526 - 1. Notice the footnote number in the citation,
151528 - ..
151529 - 2. Store the footnote number in memor memory, or write it down,
151531 - ..
151532 - 3. Scroll to the bottom where the bibliography is listed,
151534 - ..
151535 - 4. Find the footnote number in the biblography
151537 - ..
151538 - 5. Open the original source,
151540 - ..
151541 - 6. Look through for relevant context and information that
151542 - verifies the citation in step 1.
151544 - ..
151545 - On 030427 Paul Prueitt submitted a link to the draft of an online
151546 - book that
151549 - ..
151550 - SDS replaces this six (6) process with one step....
151552 - 1. Press Enter or double click to verify accuracy and expand span
151553 - of attention with more context.
151555 - ..
151556 - Creating links to citations provides similar advantages saving time
151557 - and money using SDS, as related in the draft enforsement for SRI.
151558 - ref OF 1 4R6L
151560 - ..
151561 - Jack Park reported on 010908 that people don't invest time for hard
151562 - work. ref SDS 3 UV4H As a result, without explicit links, there is
151563 - hardly any point in using a bibliography because nobody has time to
151564 - hunt through a source to find anything. This creates laxity in the
151565 - care and accuracy of citing sources; it becomes another aspect of
151566 - elevating form over substance. Put in a big bibliography because it
151567 - looks good and nobody will ever check it.
151569 - ..
151570 - Experience shows that making people do more work reduces interest in
151571 - the activity by everyone. Pat Lincoln noted on 030421 that delay in
151572 - creating and opening links discourages and defeats people from working
151573 - intelligently. ref SDS 10 PX7M So, in this case, increasing the time
151574 - to create and access links even by a second or two, or three or four,
151575 - etc., causes fewer audit trails showing traceability to original
151576 - sources. Less alignment means more errors and less understanding of
151577 - context; the work becomes a big mess faster and easier, as reported by
151578 - Gary on 011006. ref SDS 5 O99K As a result, people spend more time
151579 - polishing communication skills for avoiding accountability in a race
151580 - to the bottom.
151582 - ..
151583 - Many people recognize new realities of the 21st century have created a
151584 - faster paced world that has great advantages. To cash in on those
151585 - advantages requires adjusting work practice by making judgements about
151586 - whether to click a link, ignore it, or come back and take a look
151587 - later. There are consequences for failing to adjust work practice, as
151588 - we see on 010911. ref SDS 4 YNGH Earlier on 001207 too many people
151589 - having too many problems using old world skills in a new world order
151590 - cause productivity, earnings and stock prices to fall. ref SDS 2 V54M
151592 - ..
151593 - Trying to conform work in the 21st century to long standing and
151594 - familiar practices of the 1st century using footnotes and bibliography,
151595 - which people can go check, if they have time, as suggested by Morris
151596 - on 020923, ref SDS 8 BQ7N, seems useful as an intermediate step in
151597 - 3-layer architecture for transformation developed on 020820,
151598 - ref SDS 7 0001, as a way to help people cope with emotional aversion
151599 - to encountering material that looks different from what they see from
151600 - traditional formats.
151602 - ..
151603 - Sent an email to Gary with link to this record showing review of ideas
151604 - on using citations to footnotes in bibliography, submitted in the
151605 - letter today, per above. ref SDS 0 0001