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Nov 14, 2005: Doggedly Clearing My Backlog of Links

Good news: the first Italian IA Summit takes place in Rome, February 24, 2006. Presentations proposals are due January 15. Wish I could go; I've never been to Roma.

More good news: the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) has formally incorporated and elected an executive committee, with Robert Reimann as its president. The IxDA is off to an excellent start, and I'm happy to support it as a member of its advisory board.

More on enterprise search: FreePint has published Martin White's "Enterprise Search Guidebook" (US$70 single-site/US$211 multi-site). No, I haven't read the whole report yet, but if Martin wrote it, I would expect it to be an excellent resource. As an instructional tool, Martin's report seems to be a useful complement to Stephen Arnold's recent "Enterprise Search Report," which focuses more on the search engine marketplace.

Don't know what to make of this, but it sounds fascinating: check out Amazon's new Mechanical Turk service. "Humans are much more effective than computers at solving some types of problems, like finding specific objects in pictures, evaluating beauty, or translating text. The idea of the Amazon Mechanical Turk web service is to give developers a programmable interface to a network of humans to solve these kinds of problems and incorporate this human intelligence into their applications." (Thanks to Peter van Dijck for the tip)

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Comment: Peter Boersma (Nov 14, 2005)

About the Italian IA Summit: Who says you can't be there? I see you have to be in Australia 4 days later but you can fly to there from Rome too... Want to talk about this?

Comment: Lou (Nov 14, 2005)

Whew. Sydney's far, but Sydney + Rome on one trip? If I didn't have a wonderful little kid at home, maybe...

Comment: Emanuele Quintarelli (Nov 15, 2005)

Hi Lou.. I'm Emanuele Quintarelli.. You are absolutely wellcome if you can manage to be here!

It would be simply great! And I believe it could be a very strong message for european IAs.

If you need help on organizing the trip or the stay.. you have only to ask!

Hoping to see you here..

Emanuele

Comment: Lou (Nov 20, 2005)

Thanks Emanuele; maybe not in 2006, but 2007?

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