Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Journalist of the month: Noam Cohen

No contest this month, the most interesting paper for me was written by Noam Cohen in the New York Times: about new trends in the army.
It appears that any army personnel can help re-write or contribute writing army manuals (in the same spirit as Wikipedia).
This is the most important change in the mindset of the army in the last four thousand years, so you should read this.
Somehow it gives me hope that the army, at least ours. is finally growing up. Seriously: the Army might get out of this effort manuals that everybody understands and a more modern treatment of problems.


Cerulean Bill said...

That's an interesting article. I would love to know more about how you make something like that work. For the longest time, I thought 'well, you just DO it, let it work itself out.' I was subscribing to the 'then a miracle occurs' theory of achievement. Took me a long time to get past that.

By the way, I like your self description. I think that all but one of your likes describes me as well. Therefore, you must be a good person.

Cerulean Bill said...

Does the permanent StumbleUpon icon on your page work? I couldn't get it to react to me. Could be that I'm simply click-impaired.

Anonymous said...

Wiki's sometimes just work and there is some work on why they work :-)

Check out www.Wikipatterns.com

Best, Mark

Claude Lambert said...

@ Bill: You are right, my stumble link does not work! Will redo this.
Yes i was surprised too that we have much in common(does not happen too often to me), I plan to follow you! MarkDilley is right: there are reasons why wiki works. One of them is that we have been so deprived of sharing what we think, i guess it explains blogging too. As you like computers, you know that OpenSource works well too: people correct mistakes and prevent fraud because so many get interested. Have a great evening,Bill the Cerulean, got to pay my bills...