Doing research is more than shoving a bunch of things into the same folder, adding a load of tags, or a combination of the two. Anyone working on large projects, or doing complex research (like a journalist or an academic) knows that folders and tags have their limitations.
Like you, I use the Under Cloud as a digital research assistant, and I’m perhaps the more critical than most when it comes to using it, and what to expect of it! So, I’m always working hard to improve its research capabilities for everyone. 8 improvements to the reading, writing, and editing experience A lot […]
Yes, we have a new feature for the Under Cloud, one designed for those on mobile devices — so that’s everyone, then. While the Under Cloud has an extension for Google Chrome that allows us to save a selection of text from a web page, what’s been lacking is the option to automate the saving […]
In the last 48 month, I’ve written over 330k words, and read almost 4.7m words, using the Under Cloud.
In the end, we the people decide what ideas make a difference.
Opinion is not a requirement of belief, and that’s what makes it such an amazing, flawed, powerful, and fragile thing.
Yes, this is a bold claim, but it helps to aim high and to cultivate some self belief in what we do. So if it’s not the ultimate now, the goal is to — paraphrase the great Captain Jean-Luc Picard — make it so!
I get asked to explain the Under Cloud a lot, and it’s something I look forward to, because it’s a chance to hone the explanation, such as: Connecting the things we learn to the things we create. Or: The ultimate research assistant. But then a graphic — or in this case, a Venn diagram — […]
The point is, the Under Cloud is not a good idea, nor an excellent idea — no, it’s a required idea, given its potential.