LibraryLookup circa 2008 (http://elmcity.info/library)
principles http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/BNQ1T3SLPJS7/ public data http://www.librarything.com/catalog/jon_udell explicit: amazon, barnes+noble, delicious, … web services implicit: librarything, … “Use my Amazon wishlist” indirection “Use my LibraryThingwishlist” composition service A: jon’swishlist + service B: look up a book in the library service C: look up books on jon’swishlist in the library =
wait! this is computer science lingo! abstraction and generalization resource identifiers data structure public data transformation web services composition indirection query i’m not a geek, why do i care?
2006: jeannette wing
jeannettewing’s manifesto To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child’s analytical ability. It is a universally applicable attitude and skill.
the elmcity project
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principles http://extension.unh.edu/events/index.cfm?e=app.subscribeICS http://email@example.com/public/basic.ics resource identifiers BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Google Inc//Google Calendar 70.9054//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20101006T113000Z SUMMARY:-Rain date for AP Env. Sci. trip to Monadnock data structure transformation elmcity hub syndication
events at Marlboro College Graduate School
where’s the data? Not on the web page at http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/news/events : <h3><strong><a name="udell"></a>The Local Internet</strong> - a free seminar about how local communities can harness technology</h3> <h4>Saturday, October 9, 11:30am - 12:30pm</h4> Not in the press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Chris Lenois, 802-251-7644 or firstname.lastname@example.org SEMINAR ON COMMUNITY-LEVEL INTERNET USE AT MARLBORO COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOOL, OCT. 9 Brattleboro, VT (September 20, 2010) Marlboro College Graduate School will offer a free seminar, entitled "The Local Internet" from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 9.
principle of structured data How we describe calendar events: “The Local Internet, Saturday at 11:30, Marlboro College Graduate School" How computers understand calendar events: DTSTART:20101009T113000 SUMMARY:The Local Internet LOCATION:Marlboro College Graduate School
events at Stanford
Stanford events in the Menlo Park hub Eventful Stanford’s iCalendar feed Upcoming Redwood City’s icalendar feed
Stanford events in the Menlo Park site Eventful Stanford’s iCalendar feed Upcoming Redwood City’s icalendar feed
principle of syndication elmcity hub
syndication to cable tv
syndication gone wrong (NITLE: National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education) The structured Information must be here, right? Actually, no, it isn’t anywhere.
syndication missing in action
a modest proposal you can still send us a copy but if you send us a link:
publish one URL, once, for all your future events
many people and organizations can subscribe
when you update an item, all subscribers see it
info will be as fresh and correct as you make it
“We posted weekly.pdf to the website. Isn’t that good enough?”
what people see what computers see what computers need to see or or or to read, print, and interact with information to enable people to read, print, and interact with information to enable data to flow and recombine why?
jeannettewing’s manifesto To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child’s analytical ability. It is a universally applicable attitude and skill. other names for computational thinking digital literacy, systems thinking, 21st-century skills there isn’t an app for that to make the most of the local internet – and the global one! – we need to learn, teach, and apply core principles