Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Communities of Practice

It is so strange to see someone label a method of operation that I used for years.  Communities of practice ties people with common interests together in search of a common goal.  These communities do not follow other boundies except for the need of the interests at hand and the limitations of language and overarching social, political and economic control. 

The concept label is new to me.  I will use it in the future.



Today is very busy

Today, I am a house husband.  I have laundry to do, lawn to mow, gardens to hoe and floors to clean.  All this is driven by the Sue's class reunion meeting tonight and by the fact that I haven't kept up with my homework. 

I also have to work up an outline on Native Americans, modern agriculture and the calander for my presentation tomorrow. 

All in all, this feels busy for a retiree.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Thomas Barnett and Stephen DeAngelis

Thomas Barnett is often good for thought starters about many topics in human relations and organizations.  He pointed out this link to Stephen DeAngelis.  Both writers have a vision of the future and how IT will be implemented in all aspects of human endeavors.