Saturday, May 21, 2011

On cooperative writing, crowdsourcing and event processing

Earlier this week another Amazon shipment has arrived, now I need a month vacation to read all of that, and also thinking about where to put additional book closet or two, since may house is looking like a book warehouse, with piles of books everywhere.  One of the books that I have started reading is the book whose cover you see above, written by Lisa Lutz (one of my recent favorite writer) and David Hayward, and the cooperation is that Lisa is writing the odd chapters and David is writing the even chapters.  Since it is a kind of crime book, the plot  is developing according to two different mind, the book also includes the exchange of messages that the authors send to one another.   Events have been a long time part of cooperative work.  In computerized cooperative systems, events is means of communication, as well as a means to get to cooperative decisions (such as: cooperative transaction commitments protocols). Nowadays, cooperative systems are not just among computerized systems, but among people.   One of the consequences of  the Web 2.0  is the crowdsourcing.  Currently event processing is not mentioned as a key technology in crowdsourcing.  However, I can see the connection - first in the dissemination:  bringing the information to those who can do the next step.  Also, since different parts of the task are done by different people,  there is a need to see a combination of activities and notify about consequences.  As an example:  a vehicle design is done by different people, some design the mechanic components, and some the electronic components.  Change in one of them that impacts the other can be done using analysis of the various design events.    More on this topic - later

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