“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

New beta.ixda.org ready for community to use and evaluate

Today, the IxDA makes a radical change in how we are defining “community”. I’m proud to help announce the IxDA’s new site (in beta release).

For me this is a beginning on many levels:

  • A new way of having a multi-faceted community contributed conversation.
  • A new way of thinking about an organization

The former idea will be obvious to anyone going to the new site. The new functionality and how it is integrated well with the existing email forum is just great–just the beginning, but also great as is.

My favorite features center around the ability to tag but also to create favorites around threads and postings. But also the ability to create a profile. Further, I love the RSS features. You can get the whole feed, a topic feed, and some others.

Now the idea that I really love about the beta site is that it is the best demonstration of how the board feels IxDA should work. Someone outside the leadership of IxDA, just did this. Jeff Howard on his own b/c he was fed up with the limitations of the email list, but loved its content, decided to build a system just like this. The board in turn said GREAT! Well, let’s take your idea, and your energy, add a bit more fuel to it w/ some more help and voila! we have a new initiative for IxDA.

So if you have an initiative for IxDA that you want to see happen. Just do it!

Anyway, I’m very excited about the beta site and can’t wait to see people using it.

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