This is the place that I have asked the Education category people to gather, put up their ideas and get to know each other ahead of the gathering in Stockholm next month. Feel free to eavesdrop, but please leave it as their space.
Its been one of the times when so much has been going on that it has absorbed even the time needed to tell about it. We've had a house full of guests which has been great and I've been following, with something like "deer in the headlights" fascination, the unfolding (some might say unravelling) of the situation in Iraq.
It is one of the great, yet overwhelming things about the net, that an ordinary bloke in Sydney can have access to every newspaper, journalist, blogger, commentator, expert (qualified like Juan Cole or self appointed like 10,000 others) original texts and edited, spun, redacted and slanted children of said texts; and all from the comfort of my study with the blue leaves of the river gums wafting gently outside the window.
Short version; I've been swamped and only just starting to get back into the swing. More to come, promise.
In the slightly facetious piece yesterdsay on the service that teledyn is providing, Gary has responded with a couple of points that are worth mulling. He says
By the way, thanks for the kinds words about my aggregator :) ... my original intention had been two-fold: First, when I built that aggregator, few of my collegues could use RSS and needed some place to read the collected works of the knowledgeboard and other blogger groups, and my own 8-year history reading RSS leads me to believe that microcontent aggregation is the only viable, sustainable surfing strategy; there are just too many pages that change too infrequently to visit and sift each one, but on an integrating aggregator, it's easy.
Two notes, Awasu has a plugin that lets you create a synthetic feed from multiuple sources so at least someone is listening, and yes, I like the idea of microcontent aggregation, even if it spells the end of publishing as a business, while it ushers in a new model of shared communications and traded ideas.