24 June 2004

"From Unstructured Data to Actionable Intelligence: Operational effectiveness demands quick, accurate access to relevant information. Yet most of us rely on only the smallest fraction of the information available to us... The key is to "Connect the Dots" by mining the most important details - the relationships among people, places, things, events, activities and other facts hidden in your information. Text mining and visual data exploration can place the right information at the fingertips of employees, customers, and partners -- enabling faster, better informed decisions." - Inxight

Map resources; http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/linkfrme.htm

Some pundits to claim the global patent system is approaching a state of farce...
He believes challenging the data visualisation patent could cost $100,000. Mr Corrick says IPONZ appears to grant patents with little scrutiny, leaving it up to the courts to adjudicate in the event of a dispute. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2946742a6022,00.html ... most such controversial patents have not been enforced and so remains untested in court.

Hyper-individualizing a commercial print publication; http://www.reason.com/0406/pubnote.shtml

Definition of Bohemian ; bo·he·mi·an n. A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.

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