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Archives for June, 2009

Attribution v. Citation

There’s an interesting tweet about attribution in the data web. And it raises a tension I run into a lot but haven’t seen a lot written about: the shifting nature of what the word “attribution” means. We have a fairly common understanding of attribution in our daily lives: credit where credit is due is mine,…

State of Innovation Summit

I’m at the Seed – Council on Competitiveness State of Innovation Summit. I was thinking about live blogging, but find that doing so makes it hard for me to think about what people are actually saying. There’s a webcast if you’re interested. As far as conferences go, it’s a good one. Rock stars on the…

@ the British Library, July 22

I’m happy to say that I’ll be doing a forum at the British Library on July 22, called Scientific Findings in a Digital World: What is the Genuine Article? There’s a Nature Network group you can join to participate in the creation of the agenda. This is pretty cool. The British Library is a legendary…

Podcast on Cloud of Data

Paul Miller and I recorded a chat last week that’s now online as a podcast from Cloud of Data. Paul is a smart guy and it was a fun interview. We first met when he was working with Talis, which is a very progressive company in the UK (they sponsored some of the development of…