My Product Development Process
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Syncopated Music

Audrey Watters profiles the newly-funded Minerva Project plan to create an "elite" university (College Education) from scratch using mostly online teaching. The College Admission-s process will be just like it is now for top schools. Courses will be taught online. The students, however, will live in "dorm clusters." They'll spend their first year in their home country, but then in their sophomore year will move around abroad to other countries' locations. When the university matriculates its first class in 2014, Nelson isn't sure how many of those locations will be ready, but he predicts one location in the U.S., one in Asia, and one in Europe... On its board of advisors is Larry Summers, former Harvard President and former Secretary of the Treasury; Patrick Harker, President of the University of Delaware and former Dean of the Wharton School of Business; Senator Bob Kerrey; and Lee Shulman, Emeritus Professor of the Stanford School of Education. Wow, $20k/yr is pretty expensive for that. But interesting. (Update: I'm pretty sure it's $10k for tuition and $10k for room/board, which is much different.)

z2012-04-05- Minerva University
Continuous Integration
Flask For Wiki Engine
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David Mertz has the entire text of his Text Processing in PyThon book 0-321-11254-7 free online.

Whoops, dupe of z2003-01-10-TextProcessing

z2003-07-09- Mertz Book Online

Dan Whaley of Hypothes Is hopes that Rap Genius' $15M won’t go into another closed Annotation System. When we began to explore this ourselves, and began to realize just how many others had come before us, we assembled a spreadsheet of over 50 past and present efforts–beginning with the godfathers, Third Voice and UTok, and including many well-intentioned projects since then, such as Reframe It and Google’s own, ill-fated SideWiki project. It was our analysis of these projects and a year of research and interviews with many of their founders and key individuals that led us to the conclusion that the only way forward was with an open source, open standards and fundamentally non-profit (though financially sustainable) approach. In conceiving, we articulated a set of 12 principles to reflect this.

z2012-10-05- Annotations Hypothesis Vs Rapgenius
Genius Com

A couple times recently I noticed large chunks of old music I love (David Bowie, Talking Heads) being played in restaurants and such. And then it struck me, I'm not just Middle Age Man, I've become Muzak Age Man!

(Will RapMusic ever be the programming for an Adult Contemporary radio station?)

z2006-09-07- Muzak Age Man
Rap Genius
Annotation System
Hypothes Is
Dan Whaley
Peter Brantley
Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts

JonUdell is now Product Manager at Hypothes Is. I’ve long imagined a standards-based annotation layer for the web. Now’s my chance to help make it real.

z2015-03-23- Udell Joining Hypothesis
IntermediatePython free ebook

My Intro Blurb:

This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO).

My Calling: to accelerate Evolut Ion by increasing FreeDom and Opportunity and AgenCy for many people via DAndD of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play) that increase the LeverAge of Free Agent-s and smaller groups (Small World).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or WikiNode for more terse summary info.

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Seeking: Product Manager-type position in established organization with entrepreneurial culture, local to Barrington Il or remote. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.



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