Category: Knowledge Management

Embedding Mind Maps Into Your Wiki

Reading Time: 2 minutes Late last year I enthusiastically blogged about a new service I created to let you share and embed your mind maps directly into your website.

Creating the Ultimate Personal Travel Journal

Reading Time: 6 minutes Since I last posted about Vannevar Bush’s vision for a Personal Memex, I decided to focus my efforts on building an impressive personal travel journal, and share the results to illustrate the capabilities of a Memex.

Ralph Waldo Emerson On Productivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leo at Zen Habits has posted another great article on productivity. The following is an excerpt from the article on Emerson’s thoughts on creativity and productivity. Write Everything Down “Men are born to write… Whatever he beholds or experiences, comes to him as a model and sits for its picture. He counts it all nonsense…
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Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) project at Tufts is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information. At its core, the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application,…
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Building the Memex Sixty Years Later: Trends and Directions in Personal Knowledge Bases

Reading Time: 2 minutes By shear serendipity (ala Google), I stumbled across a truly great paper on Personal Knowledge Management. The paper, titled Building the Memex Sixty Years Later: Trends and Directions in Personal Knowledge Bases, is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive pieces of literature that I’ve read on PKM (Personal Knowledge Management). This paper was written by…
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ThinkBase: Visual Semantic Wiki

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks again to, I discovered an amazing site today called Thinkbase. “Thinkbase is a new way to navigate and explore information on the web. It is what we call a ‘Visual Wiki’. It is based on Freebase, an open, shared database of the world’s knowledge – in other words a Semantic Wiki. Thinkbase uses…
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Flash Slideshow Software

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of my weekend was spent laboriously locating and consolidating my digital photo collection over the last 8 years. You would think that my nack for organization would have payed off in this area, but you’d be wrong. 😉 It took combing through 4 old hard drives, multiple Ghost images, an Iomega Peerless Drive, and…
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As We May Think: Creating Your Own Personal Memex

Reading Time: 3 minutes The memex ( “memory extender”) is the name given by Vannevar Bush to the theoretical proto-hypertext computer system he proposed in his 1945 The Atlantic Monthly article As We May Think. The memex has influenced the development of subsequential hypertext and intellect augmenting computer systems. Bush’s vision for the memex extended far beyond a mechanism…
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Document Management Systems: SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Back in March, I began evaluating some open source Document Management Systems (DMS) to help compliment my wiki-based Personal Knowledge Manager (PKM). That’s a little bit of acronym-overload. But, in simple terms I really am looking for a way to easily store, categorize, and retrieve a number of my documents related to research and learning…
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Semantic Wikis and Faceted Browsing: The Ultimate Knowledge Database

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every 6 months or so I mix things up and alternate my primary area of focus between studying philosophy and pursuing my creative technical interests (e.g. my multitude of pet/geek projects). I decided to switch gears a couple weeks ago and have been back into academic mode. My primary focus has been studying the history…
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