Some thoughts on representation of historical events using topic maps.
In a large part, the thoughts here are inspired by Historial Event Markup Language.
NotCon’04 seems to have been a roaring success. I arrived early enough to get in (the venue quickly reached capacity and all day people were waiting on a one-out/one-in basis). Luminaries of the technorati including Cory Doctrow, Bill Thompson and Brewster Kahle were on hand and the twin foci of the day were web politics and inappropriate technology. I’ll be picking out a few of the most interesting bits of the day in a series of posts.
First up was Dan O’Brien’s presentation on the working habits of prolific geeks. In an interesting piece of research Dan emailed a questionaire to a selection of about 50 or so geeks known for their prolific output (including XML’s own Tim Bray). Some of the results were interesting and will probably ring true with many geeks.