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'''Wealth of Networks WikiNotes'''
 
'''Wealth of Networks WikiNotes'''
  
Welcome to the Wealth of Networks WikiNotes
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=== Welcome to the Wealth of Networks WikiNotes ===
This Wiki is an invitation to collaborate on building a learning and research environment based on Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom.
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This Wiki is an invitation to collaborate on building a learning and research environment based on Yochai Benkler's book, '''The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom'''.
  
[[Download PDFs of the book]] or [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300110561/sr=8-1/qid=1140626021/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-8246423-0950353?%5Fencoding=UTF8 Order a hardcopy on Amazon]
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=== Read the Wealth of Networks ===
  
You can begin to work with the WikiNotes through the
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:* [[Chapter 1]] - full text
  
[[Table Of Contents]]
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::* [[Bulleted Chapter 1]] - re-formatted for easier reading
  
The basic idea is to make this Wiki a place where people who read the book can do at least four things.  First, collaborate on writing a summary of the ideas and claims of the book, as an initial point of entry.  Second, provide an easy platform through which to access underlying research materials: both those used in the book's notes, and more importantly, resources that are useful for further research, refinement, and updating.  Third, the Wiki should be a place where participants can describe, link to, and analyze examples of the phenomena the book describes.  The purpose is not to “make the case” for the book or find “gotcha” counter examples.  What we are trying to do is provide a real research tool, annotated bibliography, and platform for collaborative learning.  Examples and counter-examples should be selected and described with that purpose in mind.  Fourth, the Wiki is itself a learning platform about what is valuable in a learning platform.  Through separate pages devoted to ideas and experiments of what can be done with an online book to make it a learning platform, we hope to expand the range of uses to which this Wiki can be available. 
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:* [[Download PDFs of the book]]
  
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:* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300110561/sr=8-1/qid=1140626021/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-8246423-0950353?%5Fencoding=UTF8 Order a hardcopy on Amazon]
  
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:* Read an offsite [http://habitat.igc.org/wealth-of-networks|formatted HTML version of the book]
  
[[Ideas for how to help the wiki grow and be useful]]
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=== Uses of this Wiki space ===
  
[[Remixes]]
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The basic idea is to make this Wiki a place where people who read the book can do at least five things.
  
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* First, collaborate on writing a summary of the ideas and claims of the book, as an initial point of entry.
  
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:* Visit the [[Table Of Contents]] and elaborate chapter summaries
  
See the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.
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* Second, collaborate on writing commentaries on the book and elaborating and refining its presentation
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* Third, provide an easy platform through which to access underlying research materials:
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:* both those used in the book's notes, and more importantly,
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:* resources that are useful for further research, refinement, and updating.
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* Fourth, the Wiki should be a place where participants can describe, link to, and analyze examples of the phenomena the book describes. 
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:* The purpose is not to “make the case” for the book or find “gotcha” counter examples. 
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:* What we are trying to do is provide a real research tool, annotated bibliography, and platform for collaborative learning. 
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:* Examples and counter-examples should be selected and described with that purpose in mind.
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* Fifth, the Wiki is itself a learning platform about what is valuable in a learning platform.
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:* Through separate pages devoted to ideas and experiments of what can be done with an online book to make it a learning platform, we hope to expand the range of uses to which this Wiki can be available.
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:* Through creative, systematic and interactive uses of this wiki, we hope to enhance our individual and collective skills & experience in a wiki world
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=== Growing this Wiki ===
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:[[Ideas for how to help the wiki grow and be useful]]
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:[[Remixes]]
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=== A Wiki User's Guide ===
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: See the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.

Revision as of 02:35, 28 April 2006

Wealth of Networks WikiNotes

Welcome to the Wealth of Networks WikiNotes

This Wiki is an invitation to collaborate on building a learning and research environment based on Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom.

Read the Wealth of Networks

Uses of this Wiki space

The basic idea is to make this Wiki a place where people who read the book can do at least five things.

  • First, collaborate on writing a summary of the ideas and claims of the book, as an initial point of entry.
  • Second, collaborate on writing commentaries on the book and elaborating and refining its presentation
  • Third, provide an easy platform through which to access underlying research materials:
  • both those used in the book's notes, and more importantly,
  • resources that are useful for further research, refinement, and updating.
  • Fourth, the Wiki should be a place where participants can describe, link to, and analyze examples of the phenomena the book describes.
  • The purpose is not to “make the case” for the book or find “gotcha” counter examples.
  • What we are trying to do is provide a real research tool, annotated bibliography, and platform for collaborative learning.
  • Examples and counter-examples should be selected and described with that purpose in mind.
  • Fifth, the Wiki is itself a learning platform about what is valuable in a learning platform.
  • Through separate pages devoted to ideas and experiments of what can be done with an online book to make it a learning platform, we hope to expand the range of uses to which this Wiki can be available.
  • Through creative, systematic and interactive uses of this wiki, we hope to enhance our individual and collective skills & experience in a wiki world

Growing this Wiki

Ideas for how to help the wiki grow and be useful
Remixes

A Wiki User's Guide

See the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.