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Re: Leading the Forefront - with IRC ! ?

From: Rick Mans <rickmans@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:12:20 +0100
Message-ID: <de1d4fa90703230812j48393ff9kbff028fd70d55427@mail.gmail.com>
To: work@gavinpearce.co.uk
Cc: "David Dailey" <david.dailey@sru.edu>, public-html@w3.org, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>

IRC is somewhat old-fashioned but always usefull to have a quick and
clear conversation, a forum I would prefer above a mailinglist, since
most forums have a better searchfunctionality than my emailclient.
Also it imho easier to keep discussion well-structured when using
discussion threads on a forum, however that is my personal opinion
based on previous experience with mailinglists and forums.


On 3/23/07, Gavin Pearce <work@gavinpearce.co.uk> wrote:
> I retract changing IRC to something else, but mainly we need a way of online
> idea management. Can keep the mailing list going, but be more organised,
> better standards, and if we have an online area, access to the IRC chat via
> an online webpage at anytime of the day, a forum with an off-topic area (we
> all secretly want to know more about everyone else's personal life), but
> still keeping the main features.
> - gavin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of David Dailey
> Sent: 23 March 2007 14:37
> To: public-html@w3.org
> Cc: 'Chris Wilson'
> Subject: Re: Leading the Forefront - with IRC ! ?
> At 06:38 AM 3/23/2007, Gavin Pearce wrote:
> >IRC and an old school mailing list? We must be able to find a better way to
> >put together something as major as we're working on!
> >
> >It's too hard to organize ideas for everyone to look at them, we need a
> >forum, a more up-to-date mailing list, an online chat service, online
> >brainstorming, an ideas board, work in progress etc etc ...
> I concur. Like ideas, discussions tend to be distinctly non-linear,
> nor even tree-shaped (library taxonomies notwithstanding). A full
> fledged graph-theoretic tool that allows branching and convergence of
> threads (as well as visualizations of the proximities between
> threads) is the sort of thing that would be appropriate. As I
> mentioned, Image and Meaning (IIC at Harvard) is looking into things
> like that. If somebody knows of something that already exists, it
> would be handy cause then we wouldn't have to build it. Campfire does
> look interesting http://www.campfirenow.com/ and the other thing I
> know of (with a more visual than textual component) is
> http://www.conceptshare.com/ . Here's a picture of something like
> what I mean (drawn in SVG):
> http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/svg/graphs30.svg
> It all depends on one's definition of "brainstorming," I suppose.
> There seem to be multiple concepts of that floating about. I've
> already offered my opinion of IRC.
> David Dailey
Received on Saturday, 24 March 2007 17:32:16 UTC

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