E-Government 2.0: Improving Innovation, Collaboration, and Access
- Karen S. Evans, Administrator, Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget
- John Lewis Needham, Manager, Public Sector Content Partnerships, Google, Inc.
- Ari Schwartz, Deputy Director, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
The Untold iPhone Story
Check out Fred Vogelstein’s The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry in Wired or Valleywag's condensed version of Vogelstein's article in The Real Untold Story of the iPhone. [JH]
by Mark S. Choate
List Price: $39.99
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Wrox (December 26, 2007)
Book Description: The success of Wikipedia has proven just how effective wikis can be for collaborative editing on a large scale-larger than anyone originally thought possible. This book shows you how to install, use, manage, and extend a wiki using MediaWiki-the wiki engine used to power Wikipedia.
As each chapter builds on previous ones, tasks involving wikis progress from simple to those of increasing complexity and evolve from theory to case study. You'll learn wiki terminology and how to create user accounts and new pages, use wiki links, and find your way around the wiki. Special focus is placed on how wikis are used in software and web development projects and how their capabilities ideally suit a specific environment and audience. You'll quickly come to discover why wikis are a valuable addition for any organization that wants to increase productivity using web-based collaboration tools.
What you will learn from this book
- When to use wikis instead of a more formal content management system
- What to look for when evaluating wikis in order to avoid unexpected pitfalls
- How to install MediaWiki using Apache, PHP, MySQL(r), and other alternatives
- How wikitext allows you to edit content from any web browser and create links to other wiki pages
- Ways to comment on pages, move them, track changes, and syndicate wiki pages with RSS
This book is for programmers, developers, information architects, designers, and content authors who are looking to use wikis to improve team productivity. Knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and PostgreSQL is necessary.
The Stress of the Blogging Life
Check out this New York Times article: Some Brand-Name Bloggers Say Stress of Posting Is a Hazard to Their Health.
Note to bloggers: If blogging is stressful, maybe it's time to get a life. [JH]
Steven Davidoff: From Law Professor Blogs Network to New York Times
One of the joys of creating and developing the Law Professor Blogs Network with Paul Caron (Cincinnati) is providing younger law profs with a vehicle to promote their "scholarship in action." Here's an example of what can happen.
Steven M. Davidoff (Wayne State), who launched M&A Law Prof Blog as part of our Network in April 2007, has accepted a blogging gig with the New York Times DealBook as the Deal Professor. The New York Times offered Steven the DealBook gig after following his blogging on M&A Law Prof Blog. Read more about it: Steven's farewell post on M&A Law Prof Blog.
About this development Paul Caron writes (and I wholeheartedly agree):" [W]e feel like proud parents, sad that he is leaving the network nest but proud of the wonderful opportunity he has to attract a wider audience at the NY Times."
Congratulations and good luck, Steven. [JH]