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Welcome to my little corner of the Web.  You are welcome to come in and visit, stay for a moment, or make your own space here.  Please, create an account and a profile.  I'm really interested in hearing about how everyone else is coming together, collaborating and building a shared future.

Most of the time I am busy building open tools for collaboration like Wagn, now relaunching as Decko, and learning new architectures to complement these tools.

Many of us have been working together and separately towards a vision we can barely articulate, and I, for one, am greatly encouraged by the movements of young people around the world.  I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I am following in the footsteps of countless visionaries who have created a foundation for this work.  Most of us have heard of Albert Einstein; fewer have heard of Buckminster Fuller, and still fewer of Doug Englebart whose team invented the mouse and much of what we take for granted in desktop computing today.

The first thing to notice is that in naming only visionaries, we are overlooking many, many others who also contributed to making these visions possible.  We don't acknowledge these leaders for doing all the hard work, but for articulating the vision and extending an invitation and a place to join in.  I'm inviting you to join in as well.  My vision is to continue the work of the open-ended vision of the visionaries, to make more of the vision real, and to bring more of the vision to life.

Englebart's vision of learning organizations collaborating in the construction of knowledge repositories is complemented by the commons base peer production capacities developed in open source software and now being adapted for new kinds of production.  While I love the scope of Fuller's geometrical visions, they are mainly a solitary vision that needed "buy-in" from the structures of economy and production to move forward.

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This site is very much a work in progress, and you are warmly invited to contribute.  I have a rudimentary Blog that needs some work, and for me to write posts more often.  I welcome the creation of user or topic blogs here, as well as contributions to making the blogging more functional with expected blogging features.

Because much of the collaborative work here at Wagn are preliminary ideas, there are "private areas" that are restricted to read access only.   You are invited to join the Wagn family, and have greater access to those areas. As you would expect by becoming "part of the Wagn family" we are interested to hear what you are up to and what projects you want to contribute toward and to share with us.

 

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