I just read an article by Don Turnbull, PIKII (Personal Information & Knowledge Infrastructure Integrator) which I should be able to link to here, but I can't figure out yet how to post things to this blog like I can post to the KMS Blog from a website... Well, that's the whole point. The blog is capable of being alot more than just a journal of notes and observations about something or lots of things. It has the capability to integrate knowledge residing on the web with knowledge in my head, but I'm just learning about that. I don't quite have it down yet. So, it's starting to make sense though, why Don is teaching this class, why he has a blogging as a requirement, why he urges us to do more than just chat on it. It's starting to come together. I created this blog based on a post I had read where someone else was making nearly the same observation that Don and his co-authors make about a blog's potential, but I have yet to really tap it.
So, to integrate Don's article with the post I saw 6 weeks ago that got me started thinking about this, I know there's an easier way, and I'll figure it out, but here is Don's article the old-fashioned way: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/%7Edonturn/papers/pikii2004/PIKII.html, and here's the watershed post that got me thinking: (Rajesh Jain, July 2, 2002) called Google + Blog = Personal Knowledge Management System at http://www.emergic.org/archives/2002/07/03/index.html. So, my next task is to figure out how to better integrate others' information into this process. What are my options?
After that, I can start "thinking" here, researching here, and collecting sources and ideas. We'll see.