Denham suggests “thinking together” as preferable to “thinking in public” [...] I think he takes my notion a step farther than I was intending. I agree with Denham that the goal is to be receptive to the thoughts of others and that “thinking together” can indeed lead to better results than thinking alone (as does drinking together instead of drinking alone).
[...]One of the primary reasons that thinking together is hard is that it requires both that we think in public and that we think collaboratively. I suspect that thinking together fails at least as often because we don’t know how to think in public as it does because we don’t know how to do it collaboratively. Further I think that order matters. You need to learn how to think in public first. Then you can work on developing skills to think collaboratively.
Thinking in public is a precursor skill to thinking collaboratively that’s been ignored. We want to get to the fun stuff (ooh, brainstorming!) and skip over the hard part.
Weblogs make the hard part easier. “notify”
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