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[Goodie] The problem(s) with information scraping...

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:49 pm
by Midas

This research paper might be of interest to you:

Bernstein, M., Van Kleek, M., Karger, D.R., and Schraefel, mc. Information Scraps: How and Why Information Eludes our Personal Information Management Tools. To appear in ACM Transaction on Information Systems, special issue on Personal Information Management (58 p.)

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Re: The problem(s) with information scraping...

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:44 am
by CintaNotes Developer
I've skimmed it and it seems to be an interesting read. Assigned "@read" tag to the CN-note and will read it asap;)) Thanks!

Re: [Goodie] The problem(s) with information scraping...

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:41 am
by Rajan
Thanks for posting the paper. Very interesting.

It agrees with one of my recent thoughts that the speed of creating an information scrap; or the ability of the tool to fade into the background and not needing a context switch is extremely important to usability.

This is one of the reasons I think that vanilla Wikis, hierarchical outliners, Lotus Notes etc and other generic tools don't work so well.

To Alex: I think the idea of reducing this impedance in Cintanotes would be terrific.