And maybe that in the future, rather than doing that you’ll just say “hey go to the stream which is the corporate stream in our streaming application and go back to the period of time which was the start of the joint’s project, through that last day that we stopped working, we finished the joint’s project, and pull all the stuff out, that in some way was related to the joint’s project where… specifically was in that project space, or people afford to that or has the names of people, or the names of the product we were building or whatever. Pull that out, and condense it, compress it, analyze it for me. And give it back to me in a format that isn’t a human written document, but is some kind of…. infographic maybe, of everything that happened, and the big findings, and maybe some links to things that seem not really helpful, but… but something completely different, not a document, but something that’s a representation like interactive, graphical, diagram, of the sort that magazines create now to help you understand. I was looking one the other day about understanding the drowned regions of the world and you can zoom in to different places and click to get what was the average temperature in this period of time, and how much rainfall that they have over the last… You know you pick them the range last six days, last six months… You know, those kind of things are completely different way of getting at the same sort of thing, that’s very different from a sort of prosaic report. And we’re transitioning from one era to the next, but, you know, we’re still on time that people produce a lot of reports, because they’re used to them and it’s simple and don’t cost money, and it’s very individualistic.
Stowe Boyd – About new forms of representation
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