[Design] Will Chandler be the PIM/Knowledge Management tool I
salmons at sohodojo.com
Wed Jan 7 11:49:53 PST 2004
Given your needs/requirements and scanning the list of stuff you've tried,
have you looked into giving Scopeware a 15-day free trial?
This is David Gelernter's commercial attempt to tackle the "plunge and
squish" problem of information overload that he wrote about in "Mirror
Worlds" (http://sohodojo.com/ribs/mirror.html), arguably one of the best
books about the Internet that is not supposed to be about the Internet.
I, too, have been scoping out Chandler in hopes of it being just what I
need, but have reservations mostly about its movement toward
'enterprise-scale' (Organizational Space, AKA Big Is Good World) when more
and more people are leading Portfolio Lives in Individual Space (Small Is
I don't use or endorse Scopeware, only bring it to your attention. Frankly,
I believe that with Scopeware, Gelernter has grabbed for the low-hanging
fruit of his vision in Mirror Worlds. Solving info overload with an
alternative desktop is a far cry from the Mirror World of a simulation
instrumented to take its state from the Real World it simulates. When a good
sim model is hooked up in this manner, we get the Big Bang reflection of the
simulation and the world it simulates being inseparably intertwined that we
get a, yep, Mirror World.
If you look at how much of our social and economic exchanges have migrated
to the Internet, you might reasonable say that we have a large,
decentralized and distributed Mirror World on millions of desktops. As you
point out, Mark, what we lack is a decent UI to perceive it and manipulate
This is what I was hoping Chandler would be... my heads-up display for
Portfolio Life in the Small Is Good World of Individual Space.
Jim on behalf of
--Timlynn Babitsky and Jim Salmons--
Founders and Research Directors
Sohodojo - 'War College' of the Small Is Good Business Revolution
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