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Then Martin still was not satisfied when we provided him a URL for an RSS feed for Stephan's tool, found with a few minutes of rummaging around EDU_RSS. Martin also missed the concept that Stephan's tool was out of our realm of control (though he created it on request)-- that we are "loosely" joined to it.
Martin wants things wide open a.k.a. DeCentralists (he wants the weblogs open to the world to edit, a behavior of wikis but rather rare in blogs) but he seems to want all information for our session provided in a comprehensive single site, tailored just for him, an almost rather ironic Centralist concept.
I am not writing to ridicule Martin but to help provide an example what the "Small Pieces" approach is all about.
Doing things the "Small Pieces" way means being resourceful and tapping into your networked community to find answers or solutions. It means doing a bit of digging before throwing your hands up in despair. It means accepting that the solutions are rarely provided as neatly organized 1-2-3 form, but will require some initiative. It means that everything is fluid and change-able.
Martin could have jumped write in the wiki and changed what we created, or posted a comment askign for what he wanted, or even done the digging and shared an answer.
But we did it instead. See the bottom of Small Technologies Loosely Joined, under the Follow heading. As most things net, there are multiple solutions that overlap in results. Human cognition and analysis is required.
Here are options including and addition to Stephen's service to track the net activity related to Small Pieces Loosely Joined using the pieces available from Feedster, Technorati, Google (and Google Alert for RSS):
Now that is the small pieces way.... How's that look Martin?
PS I do not know Martin and am not trying to pick on him- and as I wrote him, my tone is meant to instigate participating in this event, and sometimes as Edward Abbey said, you have to stir up the stew...