Re: [xmca] activity theory wiki

From: Andy Blunden (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2006 - 17:53:14 PDT

Wiki is the first place I go to when I Google something. It has been
surprisingly successful given, not only the academic considerations you
mention Bill, but also the converse, i.e., nutters.

The answer is simple, sign up to Wiki as a volunteer and get to work. It
seems that a lot of academics are slotting their own little bit of
expertise into the appropriate spot in Wiki and it is turning out very well.


At 02:39 PM 3/07/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>I think someone may have posted this URL before -- but in relation to some
>issues of the present discussion, and especially addressing the comments
>of how xmca discussions seem to repeat, there is an article about activity
>theory on wikipedia that seems incomplete at least in its internals, if
>not in relation to CoP frameworks, etc. No references, not even a
>drive-by, to Vygotsky appear in the list!
>Perhaps some of us on this list could contribute to a cumulative resource
>as this -- after the discussion of Kevin's paper we could discuss a group
>effort to improve on this article and open up related ones, linking to
>xmca archives, especially on controversial points, as they surely will emerge.
>In some ways, this is also a very intriguing experiment: In the academic
>world of which status and financial gain often relate to traceable
>publications, just how would this site evolve? With the possibility of
>one's contributions being buried under hundreds of others, would folks
>ignore it? What would the reference list of publications look like?
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