Sand bucket on the beach of Punta del Este, Uruguay. David (CC BY 2.0)

What You Might Do vs. What You Can Do

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I have been muddying up the difference between what you can now do and what you could do now, say with the right training; between the size of your capability bucket and how much is in it. One is current capability while the latter is your current capacity. Glenn Mehltretter of PeopleFit reminded me in a comment he left on …

New York Public Library's Business in iTunes U

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TUAW reported that the NYPL joined the iTunes U pages. What’s incredible is that this includes some of their business presentations and audio, including such things as “Accounting and Bookkeeping Essentials” and “Credit Management and Credit Repair for Entrepreneurs”. A worthwhile look for those of you who are starting up new businesses in this awful environment.

Advertisment design study for Pierce Arrow automobiles (1915). By Edward Penfield. Via Library of Congress collection.

What Makes a Good Ontology

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Since we’ve been talking about naming, and Glenn Mehltretter posted such a great example in his comment, it’s a good time to consider Ontologies. Since Kinston’s Taxonomy is what the knowledge management people would call an ontology, I’ve been looking at them. Barry Smith of the Basic Formal Ontology project at Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS) …