This is a perfectly fascinating piece of research. In much the same way as the NSA’s key-cracking competitions helped measure that state of the art in distributed computing, DARPA is running a contest that will help measure how social software and the internet can power a (really) wide area treasure hunt.
Thought-provoking video from Merlin Mann. It’s long, but chock-full of food for thought. (Protip: Click through to Vimeo and download the .m4v file from there — it’s the perfect format for copying onto an iPhone)
In particular, the topic of the “Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition” was of great interest to me, as I look back on how I’ve progressed over almost-a-year at Slide, and face the brand new challenge of having direct reports to manage.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.