The same principle holds true for rapidly evolving, volatile content stores like an internal knowledgebase. Errors will creep in, but they will be detected and corrected much more quickly than if they must be processed through an under resourced editorial workflow. At the same time, the barriers to adding fresh, timely and relevant content are dramatically reduced. Incentives for contributing, commenting and rating content can further enhance quality. Such an approach clearly is not appropriate in all situations, but in a closed user environment, like a call center or an IT department, it really does work and has been successfully adopted by many organizations. The content won’t be perfect, but it will probably be better than what you have now. Never let “perfect” become the enemy of “good enough”.
Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite." In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them.
The Bodybugg uses 4 main features to keep track of your activities (it's much more than just a pedometer). 1. Accelerometer - a two-axis micro-electro-mechanical sensor that measures motion 2. Heat flux - a sensor measures how much heat the person's body is giving off 3. Galvanic Skin Response - measures electrical current across the skin, essentially this aspect is measuring how much you sweat 4. Skin temperature - tracking a person's core body temperature gives the Bodybugg an indication of how much physical exertion the person is doing
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a search engine that has indexed only Wikipedia sites, plus sites that are linked to from Wikipedia. It serves two purposes. First, it is a much better Wikipedia search engine than the one on Wikipedia. Second, the fact that it also indexes sites that are
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