Traction Software
Front Page
 
Greg Lloyd (grl)
Thought Vectors - Ted Nelson: Art not Technology
The technoid vision, as expressed by various pundits of electronic media, seems to be this: tomorrow's world will be terribly complex, but we won't have to understand it. Fluttering though halestorms of granular information, ignorant like butterflies, we will be guided by smell, or Agents, or leprechauns, to this or that pretty picture, or media object, or factoid. If we have a Question, it ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2443 / July 5, 2014 / 2:49 pm
Meet Takashi Okutsu: Director, Traction Software Japanese Business Office
Takashi has been a TeamPage wizard since 2007, and now directs Traction Software's Japanese Business Office. Takashi provides exceptional sales, consulting, and support to TeamPage customers in Japan. He is a valued member of the Traction Software global team, and a frequent contributor to the TeamPage Customer Support Forum including development and discussion of TeamPage SDK plug-ins and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2427 / July 2, 2014 / 1:25 pm
June 2014 | Traction® TeamPage 6.0
Traction Software is proud to announce Traction TeamPage 6.0, a major release incorporating important new features, improvements, and internal updates, as well as consolidated capabilities from updates shipped over the TeamPage 5.2 baseline. Sign up for a free trial, or download a free TeamPage license for free access to Traction Software's Customer Support and Customer Forum TeamPage server, ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1118 / June 30, 2014 / 3:12 pm
Thought Vectors - What Motivated Doug Engelbart
By "augmenting human intellect" we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and to derive solutions to problems. Increased capability in this respect is taken to mean a mixture of the following: more-rapid comprehension, better comprehension, the possibility of gaining a useful degree of comprehension ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2386 / June 23, 2014 / 2:10 pm
Reinventing the Web II
Updated 13 Jul 2014 Why isn't the Web a reliable and useful long term store for the links and content people independently create? What can we do to fix that? Who benefits from creating spaces with stable, permanently addressable content? Who pays? What incentives can make Web scale permanent, stable content with reliable bidirectional links and other goodies as common and useful as Web ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2366 / June 16, 2014 / 9:19 am
Thought Vectors - Vannevar Bush and Dark Matter
On Jun 9 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University launched a new course, UNIV 200: Inquiry and the Craft of Argument with the tagline Thought Vectors in Concept Space. The eight week course includes readings from Vannevar Bush, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, Alan Kay, and Adele Goldberg. Assignments include blog posts and an invitation to participate on Twitter using the # ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2318 / June 13, 2014 / 1:55 pm
Continuity and Intertwingled Work
At Apple's WWDC 2014 on 2 Jun 2014, Apple demonstrated how to build a great user experience spanning a your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple calls this OS level capability Continuity. It basically enables you to continue what you're doing across devices and applications by securely encapsulating your identity and the context of your action. From picking up a draft email message started on an ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2297 / June 12, 2014 / 1:28 pm
A new TeamPage logo, and a new look at Traction Software.com
You'll be seeing the new TeamPage logo here, on Twitter, Facebook, across the Web, and next to TeamPage sites shown in your browser's tabs; I hope you like the it! I also hope you like the the new look at TractionSoftware.com. Our customers believe TeamPage is ideal for work that combines collaboration and action tracking, including quality management, human resources, project work, ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog2290 / June 9, 2014 / 4:36 pm
Mar 2014 | Traction Software Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
For the tenth consecutive year, KMWorld recognized Traction Software, naming the company to their annual KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. "Traction Software has proven to define the spirit of practical innovation by blending sparkling technology with a deep, fundamental commitment to customer success," says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-Chief. The list is compiled ...
Greg Lloyd / Press1105 / March 3, 2014 / 6:31 pm
Dec 2013 | The Wiki Way - Jordan Frank at Gilbane 2013 Boston
What makes the public Social Web work so well? How is social software in the enterprise similar? How is it different? What does a path to success for enterprise social tools look like? Traction Software's Jordan Frank answers these questions in The Wiki Way - Towards Quality, Change and Risk Management as a Path to Enterprise Social Software Adoption (slides below). Jordan's model uses ...
Greg Lloyd / Public2505 / December 5, 2013 / 1:08 pm
Read More New Articles...
Intertwingled Work and Adaptive Case Management 
Tuesday July 6, 2010: As promised, John Tropea posted a comprehensive analysis and synthesis on observable work and Adaptive Case Management (and much more) titled: Have we been doing Enterprise 2.0 in reverse : Socialising processes and Adaptive Case Management It's a great post that's long for a very good reason: John pulls together many themes with well-sourced references and quotes [ ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1452 / July 6, 2010 / 3:51 am
re: Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work 
Monday July 5, 2010: For an update on the Observable Work conversation, see Blog1424: Intertwingled Work
Greg Lloyd / Blog1447 / July 5, 2010 / 5:48 pm
re: Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work 
Friday June 25, 2010: Observable Work discussion centered on Jim McGee's original blog post Managing the visibility of knowledge work, including a comment and blog post: Observable Work: The Taming of the Flow by @briantullis and a comment and analysis with several well sourced examples by @johnt, including this: "Yes, the real learning is in all the nuances of how we work, not reading a ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1387 / June 25, 2010 / 10:13 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Update Dec 17, 2009: Facebook's controversial ex-post facto revision of member privacy settings along with the revenue driven rise of apps like Farmville (as well as sleezy internal promotion) lead me to revisit this, see Blog1232: Facebook: A Carnival Midway not a Neighborhood?
Greg Lloyd / Blog1236 / December 17, 2009 / 10:50 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Rafe WTF of the day: @Josh comes back from lunch... "I got some cat food, do you want it?" Twitter.com 4:13PM 15 Apr 2009 ... much funnier than my example, but QED.
Greg Lloyd / Blog1053 / April 15, 2009 / 10:17 pm
re: Explaining Twitter - One of Three Places for People 
Update: Steve Buttry Information Content Conductor of Gazette Communications posted an excellent tip sheet: Leading your staff into the Twitterverse for a workshop he'll be leading for the American Society of Newpaper Editors. It's an great introduction to Twitter which covers linking, following, tools and ethics. I believe Steve's advice is just as valuable for neighborhood (Facebook) and ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog1045 / April 3, 2009 / 12:31 pm
re: Kuka Systems TeamPage Case Study 
A customer story about giant orange robots - for real! How good can it get? KUKA Titan Largest and strongest 6-axis industrial robot in the world. Payload capacity: 1000 kilograms
Greg Lloyd / Blog1005 / March 14, 2009 / 10:59 pm
re: Reinventing the Web 
For an excellent first hand history of the Web - and a linked data proposal which seems to share many of the simple, scalable properties of his original invention - see Tim Berners-Lee's Feb 2009 TED Talk on the 20th anniversary of the Web: Tim Berners-Lee The next Web of open, linked data TED.com Feb 2009, Published Mar 2009 Some comments on this talk's comment thread suggest that it ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog997 / March 14, 2009 / 2:36 pm
re: Why Software is a Good Investment 
What Jordan meant to say: Send us your money and you'll be happy and save more than you spent!
Greg Lloyd / Blog973 / February 24, 2009 / 6:37 pm
re: Ask an Engineer: What do you think of the Facebook Terms of Service Flap? 
For a good example, see Nicolas Kolakowski's Feb 20, 2009 eWeek story Facebook Launches Social Widget for Facebook Connect : "Facebook Connect allows users to sign on to other sites and blogs using their Facebook account information. Comments Box would allow these users to post comments on not only the outside Web site, but also their Facebook profiles, where they could be shared with other ...
Greg Lloyd / Blog962 / February 22, 2009 / 10:17 am
Read More New Comments...