SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] We could just use whiteboa
Re: [Sigia-l] We could just use whiteboards instead.
From: Marc Rettig (mrettig_at_well.com)
Date: Mon Aug 18 2003 - 00:03:36 EDT
What you say is true. I guess by "accessible," I wasn't so much talking about
whether or not it could be done electronically. When I wrote the sentence I was
picturing myself in front of the wall, able to see, discuss, and manipulate the
whole product at once whether I was alone or in a group, then refer back through
time or look at annotations with nothing more than a gesture. There was no pause
to click through a folder looking for the right file, for example. Just see and
do. For the electronic tool to be this convenient, it would have to be wired to
one really huge mama display. For starters.
And er, not that you implied this, but I thought I would say it anyway: I'm not
really interested in convincing anyone to work the way I work, or use the tools I
use. I'm just reporting what has repeatedly worked well for me and my teams, on
projects of various scales and goals. I appreciate what you and others are sharing
about digital tools -- I'm learning from this conversation.
> > If you were wondering how something came to be the way it was, you could dig
> > back through its layers and read all the stickies representing issues,
> > decisions, and "done by Joe mm/dd/yy" stickies. This was *much* more
> > accessible than anything on a file server
> Why do you say that? There are a variety of digital tools to view
> progressive versions of a project, see digital commentary people have made
> on those files filtered in many different ways, actually see just the
> differences between two version or even merge them, etc. Virtually all
> digital production software offer object-level notes/commentary facilities.
> Adobe spent quite a bit of time precisely on this issue with Acrobat 6.
> Nullius in Verba
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