I think there is so much that xmca'ers could contribute. Here's how the first 2 sentences now read:
"Activity theory (AT) is a Soviet psychological meta-theory, paradigm, or framework, with its roots in socio-cultural approach. Its founders were Alexei Nikolaevich Leont'ev, and Sergei Rubinshtein (1889-1960). It became one of the major psychological approaches in the former USSR, being widely used in both theoretical and applied psychology, in areas such as the education, training, ergonomics, and work psychology"
Anyway, like open-source software, we each contribute a little and, in turn, we each receive far more.
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Mike Cole" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Here is something else to consider adding to your reading list, or your
> writing list.....
> (from one still thinking about Kevin's interesting article with too little
> time to read or write!)
> PS- I have not worked up the nerve to read the wikipedia enrty, bb.
> Are you suggesting the members of xmca should jump into that forum? Instead
> of, in addition to, ......??
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