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Bookmarks are dead

Anyone working on large projects, or doing complex research (like a journalist, a student, or a scientist) knows that bookmarks have their limitations.

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In science, sometimes nothing is something … or it should be.

Look, I’m no scientist, but I’ve known a few! Each of us has a super power, and it comes into force somewhere between the hearing and the listening, and unlike some, I choose to listen to the scientists… While reading Eric Jorgenson’s collation of articles on customer development, he asked:  “Where are all the write-ups […]

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Statistics

In the last 48 month, I’ve written over 330k words, and read almost 4.7m words, using the Under Cloud.

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Belief

Opinion is not a requirement of belief, and that’s what makes it such an amazing, flawed, powerful, and fragile thing.

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An imperfect guide to building the ultimate digital research assistant, the Under Cloud: Part 1

Yes, this is a bold claim, but it helps to aim high and to cultivate some self belief in what we do. So if it’s not the ultimate now, the goal is to — paraphrase the great Captain Jean-Luc Picard — make it so!

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Sometimes, the middle ground is the best place to be.

I get asked to explain the Under Cloud a lot, and it’s something I look forward to, because it’s a chance to hone the explanation, such as: Connecting the things we learn to the things we create. Or: The ultimate research assistant. But then a graphic — or in this case, a Venn diagram — […]

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Hello world!

The point is, the Under Cloud is not a good idea, nor an excellent idea — no, it’s a required idea, given its potential.