Archive for September, 2005

Flickr: Photos tagged with mindmaps or mindmap

September 14, 2005

Flickr Photos tagged with mindmaps or mindmap


Mind Mapping

September 14, 2005

I have been using MindManager after hearing about it on the G’day World podcast.


I can’t wait to see more of these maps on blogs and on flickr

There is a free Mind Map Viewer , and a gallery of maps I wish there was a free basic map creator tool.

I am loving it! It is Web 2.0 for the personal PC, everything is xml and links together.

It is too MS orientated for me, though I can export fine to OOo (Word mode) and it is now my preferred way of writing a doc!

It will open photos from flickr right in a Map. It will open up RSS feeds in a map and use the Topic Notes to read them.

I will be writing more about this but the main thing will be that it is a new integrated:

  • Browser
  • File Manager
  • Word Processor
  • Contact Manager
  • To Do List


Can sinc with Windows Mobile



John Markoff Podcasts

September 8, 2005

IT Conversations: John Markoff (Part 1 of 2) – SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series Great discussion based around the history of computing as put forward in a book by John Markoff: What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer.

This is a great two part podcast! Listening to it I hear some geniuses time are there talking about an incredible revolution in communication. Many of the people I have blogged about there in the past get a mention – and are there! Doug Englebart is one. Ivan Illich gets a mentionI

This podcasts takes me back to the 60s and I realise how much that counterculture influenced me at the time. It must have been through the Whole Earth Catalogue that I found Illich – and that led to Four Avenues – School Without Walls. It is through this sort of thing that I feel a connection with the nostalgia that comes through in this history.

I really liked the comment that one speaker makes: “We need a Pedagogy of Interactive Media” – wow. I have a real enthusiasm for that. In a way this blog is about that – a psychology of interactive media – my “psyber-” is related and a prerequisite for the pedagogy. A pedagogy can’t be designed without a psychology.

So, I am deeply attuned to the discussions in this podcast and delighted to see how computing emerged in its origins not out of the money culture but the counterculture – people trying to make the world a better place is the key motivation I hear in this podcast. I recommend it.