The personal computer and the web were both inspired by visions of technologies that could "augment human intellect" in the words of pioneer Doug Engelbart. From the beginning, these tools were envisioned as both personal and social, enabling individuals and groups to think, communicate, and collaborate more effectively. This workshop begins with a look at the early visions of Vannevar Bush, JCR Licklider, and Doug Engelbart (with a nod to little-known pioneers like Paul Otelet who preceded these visionaries). We then proceed to examine and try our hand at social bookmarking and building information radars, filters, and dashboards. The use of powerful and complex contemporary tools -- DEVONthink, Scrivener, and Personal Brain are introduced in the afternoon segment.
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Added by John Anton on July 17, 2010