Difference between revisions of "Ideas for how to help the wiki grow and be useful"

From Yochai Benkler - Wealth of Networks
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(links to wiki and hml versions of chapter 1 and to Illustrations)
Line 2: Line 2:
  
 
* For this to be truly useful, the full text of the book should be integrated with the wiki. Let's put the book's theories into practice.
 
* For this to be truly useful, the full text of the book should be integrated with the wiki. Let's put the book's theories into practice.
 
+
:* See [[Chapter 1]] and [[Bulleted Chapter 1]]
 
I tried to use pdftotext and pdftohtml but something is wrong with my libraries?:
 
I tried to use pdftotext and pdftohtml but something is wrong with my libraries?:
  
Line 9: Line 9:
 
: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: Symbol `_ZTV9OutputDev' has different size in shared object, consider re-linking
 
: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: Symbol `_ZTV9OutputDev' has different size in shared object, consider re-linking
 
: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: undefined symbol: _ZN6PDFDocC1EP9GooStringS1_S1_
 
: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: undefined symbol: _ZN6PDFDocC1EP9GooStringS1_S1_
 
+
:: See http://habitat.igc.org/wealth-of-networks/ch-1.htm - converted with Acrobat Save as Text and WordPerfect 5.1+
  
 
* Kathleen Fitzpatrick [http://www.futureofthebook.org/academicpress/2006/04/the_wealth_of_networks.html]:
 
* Kathleen Fitzpatrick [http://www.futureofthebook.org/academicpress/2006/04/the_wealth_of_networks.html]:
Line 16: Line 16:
  
 
* It would be great to have the book's illustrations available for commentary.
 
* It would be great to have the book's illustrations available for commentary.
 +
:* See [[Illustrations]]
  
 
* I have just started reading that book and I found many sentences that I have difficulties with understanding.  In the spirit of 'peer production' I am thinking about recording a list of such sentences here so that editors of the future version of the book could ease the readers work.  Would there be a value in such a list?   
 
* I have just started reading that book and I found many sentences that I have difficulties with understanding.  In the spirit of 'peer production' I am thinking about recording a list of such sentences here so that editors of the future version of the book could ease the readers work.  Would there be a value in such a list?   

Revision as of 00:53, 28 April 2006

Help the Wiki Grow

  • For this to be truly useful, the full text of the book should be integrated with the wiki. Let's put the book's theories into practice.

I tried to use pdftotext and pdftohtml but something is wrong with my libraries?:

~/Desktop # pdftohtml Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks_Chapter_3.pdf

But got:

/usr/bin/pdftohtml: Symbol `_ZTV9OutputDev' has different size in shared object, consider re-linking
/usr/bin/pdftohtml: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/pdftohtml: undefined symbol: _ZN6PDFDocC1EP9GooStringS1_S1_
See http://habitat.igc.org/wealth-of-networks/ch-1.htm - converted with Acrobat Save as Text and WordPerfect 5.1+
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick [1]:

"In certain ways, a wiki is of course the ideal format for such a project, allowing as it does for multiple, collaborative authorship and a relatively boundless expansion. But the wiki seems also to maintain a separation between the primary text and its related paratexts -- here are the static PDFs from which the author speaks, and here are the malleable wiki pages on which readers chime in. How might we imagine bringing those voices into closer conversation?"

  • It would be great to have the book's illustrations available for commentary.
  • I have just started reading that book and I found many sentences that I have difficulties with understanding. In the spirit of 'peer production' I am thinking about recording a list of such sentences here so that editors of the future version of the book could ease the readers work. Would there be a value in such a list?
Here are some examples:
p18 "My own emphasis is on the specific relative roles of market and nonmarket sectors, and how that change anchors the radical decentralization that he too observes, as a matter of sociological observation." (what change?)
p21 "given that I subject to similar criticism rules styled by their proponents as “property”"
p29 "High-volume mechanical presses and the telegraph combined with new business practices to change newspapers from small-circulation local efforts into mass media." (what is the predicate here?)

Kathleen: Yochai is using the word "combined" as a past-tense verb. The presses and the telegraph are subjects of the sentence. "combined with new..." is the predicate. - Ady

Ady: I do believe that those sentences do have sense - but still if others would have to stumble upon them and need to stop to think about their meaning than perhaps it would be usefull to edit them. It all depends how many other readers would have similar difficulties as mines. -- Zby