One of the problems with teaching is that, while orchestrating the class and kind of worrying about the discussion, you don't always get to listen as completely as you would like to everything being said. I wish I had been able to absorb more of the remarkable stuff we heard from Jason Scott last night in his impromptu visit. Maybe some of you who took good notes will -- without revealing that one secret thing -- blog a little about it Scott and Caitlin both have. And Caitlin heard back from Jason. Already. My guess is that Jason, like Aldon, will hang around with us a bit for the rest of the year.
Meanwhile, as I tried, fumblingly, to say at the end, not every collective effort on the internet is as all-encompassing as as Wikipedia. Some things are just mostly fun. Start with a long visit with MetaFilter, one of my favorite sites. As usual, poke around into rules and background and try to figure out what that human network thing is over on the right. Who is here? What is the code? What makes something appropriate content for this site?
Finally, what should we do about this? Class field trip? Jimmy Wales, the Founder of Wikipedia, will be lecturing at UH Wednesday, November 15 at 7;30 in Lincoln Theater. Free but you need tickets.