Within a public list, I think it would be helpful and valuable to be able to link directly to a task.
That is, I for example link:
would link directly to that task.
If you want more of an authority figure speaking on this topic, read Doug Englebert's (guy who invented HTML and the mouse) "Boosting Our Collective IQ."
From, pages 3 - 4
"By 1962, after a ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/Computers at Berkeley and in my fifth year at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), I developed a “Conceptual Framework for Augmenting Human Intellect”. Its fundamental concepts still guide my pursuit. The hypermedia design principles I concentrate on here are but secondary derivatives of that larger-goal conceptual framework. In fact, all our computer developments into the 1970s (synchronous distributed shared-screen conferencing, windowing systems, outlining tools, the mouse, among others) and since are secondary derivatives of this conceptual framework; I view the computer merely as a supportive tool."
"My goal for this short piece is to encourage the further development
of the framework’s technological cornerstone – an open hyperdocument system (OHS) ... And, now that World Wide Web (www) has opened people’s eyes to (a small portion of) hypermedia’s potential, we should expect active penetration into the hypermedia frontier – towards widely used OHS. In the limited space here, I’ll express some design thoughts (actually selected AUGMENT features) for the www’s continued evolution. ... Everything in the Work Environment is Live Hyperdocument Stuff: All knowledge products, such as email, notes, source code, to-do lists, work breakdown structures, status reports, design documents, user guides, trouble reports, and others are inherently hyperdocument objects. The infrastructure provides knowledge products with all the hyperdocument capabilities described here."
Posted at 6:59am on April 17, 2009