Elephant - 6 blind men and community and what this is all about
So we have all heard of the story of a 6 blind men trying to feel out different parts of elephant - here is a skinny if you haven't heard it. Six blind men go to a jungle and suddenly bump into an elephant. The first touches the tail and thinks its a snake. Second one touches the trunk and claims its a tree and so on.... the story goes. In short, nobody has figured it out, until a passer by walks in and resolves their dispute and adds clarity to the picture. Why am I telling you this? Simple. We now enter an era of new understanding around what we mean by community. Its not blogs, Wikis, Chats, Forums. its much more than that. Its all about the us. How we interact with each other, find each other, have conversations and suddenly we discover we have learn something new and forged a relationship for the future. You learn how you naturally learn in the real life and that's what is exciting about this stuff and you get to learn from everyone. Well, almost everyone!