Another PKM article, in an IEEE mag
Clemente, B. E. and V. J. Pollara. "Mapping the Course, Marking the Trail." IT Professional 7, no. 6 (2005): 10-15. DOI: 10.1109/MITP.2005.149
Wow, another article on PKM—also citing “As we may think.” They’re on to something here… but maybe the execution isn’t there yet or isn’t well-enough described to see….? I’ve variously talked about wayfinding (see also Lueg and Bidwell
) and non-linear
or berry picking
information seeking. The authors talk about knowledge discovery trails
which seem to kind of be like a stuff I’ve seen/life bits where it tracks where you go online and sort of visualizes your web browsing history. Unlike the others, it doesn’t yet cover word documents or e-mail or anything besides the firefox browser. Also, there’s Spinks’ more recent work on multi-task searching and real world experience of continuous attention/distraction/serendipitous finds. IOW, it’s not clear how the trail deals with simultaneous streams – maybe a new window for each stream? I guess they don’t really tell us enough to know.
Oh and they also talk about information extraction, but I’m not so sure about that either.