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Posted by Franz Grieser
Jun 11, 2009 at 06:07 PM



Eric Blue has on his blog an interesting overview over 15 visual knowledge management tools (for Windows, Mac, Linux):




Posted by Jack Crawford
Jun 12, 2009 at 03:57 AM


Wow!  That’s quite some list.  There are several there that I had not even heard of .... and they are free!

I’ll have a play and report back if something really grabs me.



Posted by Fredy
Jun 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM


In a world where within a line of many very fine products, it is Mindmanager, a “commercial” slick crap product ( but so easy to use, and so pretty ) just good for making thought-alienating / thought-reducing ( instead of thought-enhancing ) “presentations” - refer in this respect to the critic on MS Powerpoint, also devoid of a symbol cloning feature, whichout of which it isn’t but a graphically prettified flat items list -, is considered the “best” ( place 1 in that list, you don’t believe your eyes ), nobody should be surprised ( see Economics of PIMs here ) that there is a gulf between price and value. But this ridiculous “number 1” for Mindmanager proves I’m right in having said, make your product slick enough for the masses, and they will make their bosses buy in numbers… but then, bear in mind the numerous appeals of MS Word for the masses you’ll have to overcome in order to make a strike with an outliner. There is a lot possible learning out there once you observe the real world, but 95 people out of 100 “learn” what you present them to “learn”, hence the importance of products like MindManipulator, sorry IManageYourMind, sorry MindManager TM. Thinking hasn’t been delegated to software… but to other people. They think you for, and you like believing the results are in your interest. It’s all about NLP, and in an NLP crap world, MM is placed number 1. I’m not surprised.


Posted by Franz Grieser
Jun 12, 2009 at 10:55 AM



Eric Blue does not consider Mindmanager to be number 1:

“The following is a list of interesting /unique / effective tools for knowledge management and information visualization (not listed in any particular order)”

I must confess that first I also misinterpreted the numbers as representing a hierarchy and wondered why Mindmanager had managed to become #1. But then I read Eric’s introduction on the first page (from which my quote above is).



Posted by Fredy
Jun 12, 2009 at 11:02 AM


The ordering is for ordering - 10 - 9 - 8… up to the moon ! into the stratosphere ! - and the waiver is for not being considered like a nut or whore by people like us.


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