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Think Connection, not Creation

There is a brilliant post by Gerry McGovern today entitled Moving from a world of producing to a world of connecting. We have a tendency, McGovern argues, to think of creating value in terms of creating more things, when we should be more concerned with creating connections between things. In a network, he argues, connections between […]

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By Karora (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The War Between Content Management and Hypertext

Summary: As content consumers, we love hypertext. As content creators, we still believe in content management, even after years of disappointment. Content management disappoints because it does not scale for culture. It is time to embrace hypertext instead. I should know better. Every time I put the word “hypertext” in the title of a post, […]

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PDF in a Bottom-up Information Architecture

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

This is another in a series responding to questions from my TC Dojo series on Bottom-up Information Architecture. Q: We are still frequently requested to deliver PDFs. What is the impact of this new way of writing when the deliverable also needs to be PDF? A: One of the things we have discovered about documentation […]

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Search ranking and bottom-up architecture

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

Does a bottom-up information architecture improve search ranking? This is another in a series responding to questions from my TC Dojo series on Bottom-up Information Architecture. I have several questions from the second session on writing, but I’m still working off the backlog of questions from the first session on organization. (Because we are moving […]

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