In the end, we the people decide what ideas make a difference.
Opinion is not a requirement of belief, and that’s what makes it such an amazing, flawed, powerful, and fragile thing.
Doing research is more than shoving a bunch of things into the same folder, adding a load of tags, or a combination of the two. Anyone working on large projects, or doing complex research (like a journalist or an academic) knows that folders and tags have their limitations.
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!
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 — […]
The point is, the Under Cloud is not a good idea, nor an excellent idea — no, it’s a required idea, given its potential.