Document 3.0 - The new Era for documents

Not long ago I had a discussion on where could documents be heading, and lately with the latest release of Iworks and a fantastic article I came across by from François Ragnet (xerox), I decided on writing a little more on this.

History flash-back - “Document 1.0” to “Document 2.0”

It’s safe to say documents have been around for quite a while, since Humans first started storing data and documenting as a shape of paintings in cave walls somewhere in Europe in the Aurignacian period. With time the obvious limitations (not only for writing but also sharing this information) of drawing them in cave walls led to more elaborate writing systems such as stone and clay tablets, animal bones, several metals and other means of printing. Eventually around the 2nd Century B.C. paper was invented somewhere in China in the Han Dynasty and for a very long time paper was the dominant way of writing and storing information.

After quite a long time passed by - let’s jump quickly to the 20th century - the first real big step for documents came with the Digital era, where we replaced the early physical format of Paintings, and later Paper and Ink and we started developing documents in the form of bits and bytes (digital documents). Documents became easier to create, read, share, and store. If we take a really close look they have not changed much since then. They are still pretty much the same and after such a long time it might be hard to imagine they will change much from here. But they will…

Context - The Cloud

First lets see what has been happening in the Internet and the so called “Web 3.0”. Everybody is talking about the evolution of software and specially applications on the Web empowered by the incredible advancements made in the Cloud. Most software applications have been experiencing advancements at super high speed in the latest years, with Mobile taking charge and thus giving the necessary room for what have been called “Software as a Service (SAAS)” applications to take over. Applications like Gmail (and many others from Google), Dropbox, Youtube or Facebook have been changing the way we manage our Tasks, Emails, Photos, Videos and a lot more syncing all these things through all of our new devices such our tablets or smartphones and thus changing how we interact and what we do with them on a daily basis.

But not really documents…Documents have been sort of a lazy son of this incredible evolution. And why? After all documents are a crucial part of our daily activities. They have direct impact on our work and the way we can improve our Productivity.

The Future for documents - “Document 3.0”

By saying we are still on the same “Document 2.0 Era” it does not mean that documents have stagnated since the 20th Century. They have of course suffered some changes and developed quite a bit. And although it’s hard to say what will be the next big thing for documents (was it the fact we started inserting images in them?or Hyperlinks? Metadata?), some things are pretty much certain and have already began to develop.

One of the main things that will affect the way we work with Documents is the sense of Cloud of course, the fact we will be able to access them ”Anywhere, Everywhere” and one other crucial aspect is the Collaborative Editing of documents that has only started to appear very recently with tools like Google Docs or the even more recent Office 365 (real-time collaboration, not sharing Floppy Disks or USB sticks between our coworkers or sending 40 emails back and forward). These would be some of the things that have already started to happen, and by reading this you will of course think “I already do this!”. But we are still far from what could actually be done with documents and hopefully by the end of this article we will agree on this.

A very interesting article by François Ragnet, tries to elaborate and predict on some of these changes that documents and ourselves will suffer (in a good way) over the next years with the development of the so called “Document 3.0 Era”. I will mention here some of these aspects, and take note it’s more than useful to check out the full article because there are some incredible things that I might miss out in this short summary.

1 - Easier access with cloud-based documents

This is the first step, and thankfully we have already started on this one. This is a very distinctive aspect of the Document 3.0 Era. Easier access to Documents, multi-device Editing and collaboration.

2 - Freedom from applications and proprietary document formats.

As a result of the first point mentioned here, much as has happened with several other key things on the Cloud, as mentioned by Francois Ragnet “you will be able to quickly create any type of document on any computing device without having to open a particular application or office suite. These changes will make it easier and more intuitive to work with documents.

3 - More standardization and structure.

As proprietary application-based documents (like docx,doc,odt or any other) will tend to disappear (see point 2), new document formats will arrive based on fixed and recognized standards like XML, which will bring more structure into documents making it easier to access content within the documents and thus greatly improve automation in document-driven business processes.

4 - Remarkable advances in content mining.

This one is very important, and like we are watching happening everywhere within the Internet so will it happen with documents. Information in documents will become much easier search and content mine - which basically means “maximizing the use of available information”.

5 - Dynamic paper documents

In the Document 3.0 documents will gain incredible capacities, much greater than simply having embedded images or links inside them. They will fully use the power of some of the most advanced technologies such as RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), being able to print micro-batteries, circuitry or antennas right on the paper making these documents “intelligent, self-powered devices with remarkable sensing and communication capabilities”.

6 - Passive documents become proactive agents.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect mentioned by Francois Ragnet in this article is the idea that documents will stop being this boring static collection of words and images printed on paper, without any life whatsoever. Documents will become energized living data, automatically searching the web for relevant up-to-date content. They will search databases, social networks and the Internet for Information that can leverage them and make them as personalized and as accurate as possible, turning them into something we have never seen before.
And not only all of this, they will also “retire themselves to an archive when they have reached the end of their useful lifecycle”.

Wrapping things up

So we have some exciting times in the next years to come for not only for Documents but especially for ourselves and the way we interact with them on our daily activities, and hopefully like mentioned before we can agree although we are on our way there, there is much road to go through yet. We are just in the beginning of the next big thing for documents…

But there are some big challenges ahead for this to actually come true. The rapid development of cloud-based computing has raised severe aspects concerning privacy and Information security that can have great impact on how these things can develop, but this is another topic with so much to say that I had to left out in this article. Maybe for a next article in a not so distant future...

Login or register to post comments
OrgagPess 26.01.2023 - 05:04
These blood clots most commonly come from the deep veins of your legs, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis DVT tamoxifen">https://nolvadex.one]tamoxifen in men
Elusinc 26.01.2023 - 09:35
Forrest, USA 2022 05 05 02 33 55 buy">http://priligy.skin]buy priligy online safe The big advantage of this new system is the reduced size of the H1 CRISPR Cas9 cassette, which yields a profound titer advantage in a lentivirus vector production
optogue 26.01.2023 - 16:40
com The RangersГў short list of candidates includes ex Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, ex Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, franchise legend Mark Messier and Tippett levitra">https://clevitras.monster]levitra generique belgique pharmacie en ligne
ShouffGor 26.01.2023 - 17:28
what">http://priligy.homes]what is priligy ALBUMINEX 5 is indicated for restoration and maintenance of circulating blood volume where volume deficiency has been demonstrated, and use of a colloid is appropriate e
Itantiz 26.01.2023 - 20:54
lasix">https://lasix.beauty]lasix iv to po conversion His whole body bone scan was in favor of MBD without any evidence of bone tumors
Crorryder 27.01.2023 - 09:03
But he couldn fosinopril for hot flashes t help but take a step back, feeling a wave of high blood pressure medication foods to avoid disgust in his chest lasix">http://vlasixs.cyou]lasix compresse
kevaskine 27.01.2023 - 10:03
Nanopatterned cell migration and quantitative analysis priligy">https://priligy.buzz]priligy premature ejaculation pills The amount of monitoring with IUI or artificial insemination varies based on the type of cycle
Fetaste 27.01.2023 - 12:36
where">https://priligy.skin]where to buy priligy in malaysia suspensiГіn 60 ml 83
Immorgo 27.01.2023 - 14:08
lasix">http://lasix.beauty]lasix water pill over the counter One factor was a forthcoming settlement with the US department of justice, which has been investigating the firm s marketing and pricing of patient feeding tubes
Abracyday 27.01.2023 - 21:12
how">http://clomid.one]how to buy clomid on line While UAE is a safe and low risk procedure, infective complications do occur, which may require hysterectomy 0
Vummole 27.01.2023 - 23:47
stromectol">https://stromectol.lol]stromectol buy canada preparations and provide an appropriate spectrum of antibiotic cover for the pathogens responsible for orbital cellulitis
surcese 28.01.2023 - 01:40
PPI network construction and hub gene validation what">https://propecia.skin]what happens if a woman takes propecia Many people take time off from work to have dental implant surgery, and then return to regular activities
Veincaf 28.01.2023 - 02:13
If we are experiencing low blood quantity, we can t add more immediately If we don t have enough blood, we will cross out and this is very dangerous to the brain and physique long term Then a medical professional will measure your fasting blood sugar stage After that, you drink a sugary liquid and a medical professional tests your blood sugar levels periodically for the following two hours A blood sugar degree lower than a hundred and forty mg dL is a standard result, a reading between one hundred forty and 199 mg dL indicates prediabetes, and 200 mg DL or larger after two hours suggests that you have got diabetes Emergent remedy to restore normal blood glucose ranges is imperative as certain organs eg blood sugar levels 59 brain do not retailer glucose and wish a relentless supply of blood glucose to sustain life cialis">https://brandcialis.best]cialis 5mg best price
unionebek 28.01.2023 - 10:42
grapefruit will increase the level or effect of methylprednisolone by affecting hepatic intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism como">https://vkamagras.cyou]como tomar el kamagra The finding of increased isocoproporphyrins, most readily demonstrated in feces, is diagnostic for a deficiency of URO decarboxylase 34
hathluddy 28.01.2023 - 12:19
48 and dietary habits 95 CI 0 finpecia">http://propecia.hair]finpecia 1 mg for sale
Viagra 28.01.2023 - 15:15
To prevent eczema from becoming infected, it is important to wash your affected skin areas regularly to help remove bacteria and viruses where">http://clomid.homes]where can i get fertomid Ai is a fellow at the Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Cardiovascular Disease Translational Medicine
Veincaf 28.01.2023 - 19:33
This is usually done via laparoscopic surgery purchase">http://cialis.mom]purchase cialis If you are taking a liquid suspension form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each dose
foosila 28.01.2023 - 21:54
The median durations for DIHL due to platinum compounds and macrolides were 25 cialis">http://cialis.hair]cialis without a prescription Further study will identify the chemical components of doxycycline that make it a lymphoma killer
woguind 28.01.2023 - 22:00
Calcitriol enhances caspase dependent apoptosis and synergistically promotes the anti proliferative effects of gemcitabine and cisplatin in human bladder cancer model systems T24 and UMUC3 31 tamoxifen">http://nolvadex.pics]tamoxifen shopping
Mackjaike 29.01.2023 - 00:20
That s the same with the stacks, which are also already discounted by around 40 levitra">https://clevitras.cyou]levitra 20 mg prix Initial severity at a year due the first start to dr sweta also be investigated in multi- systems iatrogenic comorbidity
NABBAWL 08.02.2023 - 15:35
Michaelsen 2010 reported the following doses when phenobarbital alone was used to treat alcohol withdrawal how">https://brandviagra.sbs]how does viagra affect women com 20Reviews canadianviagras
Itantiz 08.02.2023 - 18:14
If i recall correctly i gained 25 lbs running 400mg for 16 weeks can">https://lasix.buzz]can lasix lower blood pressure
hathluddy 09.02.2023 - 01:46
stromectol">https://stromectol.homes]stromectol online pharmacy The effect of tested compounds on the expression levels of efflux genes by qRT PCR
Roliirono 09.02.2023 - 08:14
Linthicum, MD American Urological Association; 2010 ivermectin">https://stromectol.buzz]ivermectin rosacea
hathluddy 09.02.2023 - 10:35
How to increase testosterone in a day buy">https://cialis.motorcycles]buy cialis 5mg 66 five year risk for developing breast cancer by the Gail model; or 2 personal history of lobular carcinoma in situ LCIS; or 3 age over 60 years
Aroubroma 09.02.2023 - 13:11
A modified two port thoracoscopic technique versus axillary minithoracotomy for the treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax a prospective randomized study order">https://vpriligys.buzz]order priligy Symptoms include pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, lower belly pain, and changes to your period
Dizappapy 09.02.2023 - 17:36
Les parents sont Г©galement trГЁs impliquГ©s dans le projet de soins et sont amenГ©s Г  participer dГЁs que possible best">https://ccialiss.icu]best cialis online
invofitte 10.02.2023 - 04:12
The results are expressed as the mean values with 95 CIs in the text, and as the mean values SD in the table, and as the mean values SE in figures do">http://aviagra.best]do you need a prescription for viagra in the us Most hospitals and drug rehab facilities will have detox services available on site that include medication, supervision, and support throughout the withdrawal process
Tiejeve 10.02.2023 - 07:57
It was also reported that increasing STAT5 expression levels increases ELF5 expression levels 59 tamoxifen">http://nolvadex.best]tamoxifen package insert
unmadly 10.02.2023 - 08:25
Reduction in homocysteine by n 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids after 1 year in a randomised double blind study following an acute myocardial infarction no effect on endothelial adhesion properties normal">https://sviagrass.monster]normal dose of viagra 2017 Sep; 14 3 3741 3747
ascendy 10.02.2023 - 15:35
This can be caused by various factors stromectol">https://stromectol.buzz]stromectol australia covid
grourge 10.02.2023 - 16:11
is">https://aviagra.best]is 20 year old viagra still good Placement of an Xience Alpine 4
unmadly 10.02.2023 - 17:47
Nielsen FC, et al what">https://lasix.autos]what does lasix do for horses The drug does its job by interacting with estrogen receptors, in a largely antagonistic manner, in various
acquaimar 10.02.2023 - 20:25
These alterations suggest the predominance of a Th1 response in both groups after the establishment of high bacterial loads in these cats, in contrast to the predominance of a Th2 response with high IL 4 transcription levels, a high IL 4 IL 12 ratio and an increase in eosinophils observed in Cand clomid">http://nolvadex.pics]clomid or nolvadex for pct Pre teen ssex storries Erotic dail thnumbs Tiits tugs ddvd Overr 60 milf Colege irls bikinis Woow nude patch ralistic Nudde piccs frqn drescher
Affesmede 10.02.2023 - 23:32
This is where an Extremestane PCT can help order">https://clevitras.monster]order levitra at walmart Primers are listed in Supplementary Table 1
nixaccite 11.02.2023 - 02:04
2011; 24 639 641 grapefruit">https://aviagra.best]grapefruit and viagra Tyson JJ, Baumann WT, Chen C, et al
Esselfpaf 11.02.2023 - 07:30
The front page headline of The Wall Street Journal, The Chinese are here In the article, the Huaxia people are simply described as beasts of the flood cialis">https://cialis.autos]cialis online without
Sogaspess 11.02.2023 - 08:05
Photo of Rock Fame with driver Ron Beback Jr cheapest">http://cialis.motorcycles]cheapest place to buy cialis Our vet said we shouldn t bother with the test unless we see illness or we are getting another bird
Geoffnene 11.02.2023 - 15:42
Future research directions propecia">https://propecias.buzz]propecia hk How to Protect Your Vision Against Cataracts
surcese 11.02.2023 - 19:27
cheap">http://propecia.hair]cheap viagra and proscar SETLAKIN LEVONORGESTREL- ETHINYL ESTRADIOL
Optitle 11.02.2023 - 22:30
black">https://aviagra.best]black viagra pills review In certain conditions such as arthritis, it may take up to 2 weeks when this drug is taken regularly before you notice the full benefits
Kelediere 11.02.2023 - 22:40
20 mg becomes 40 mg stromectol">https://stromectol.skin]stromectol tablets uk 68 4 H, m, CH 2 CH 2; 13 C 101 MHz, CDCl 3, Me 4 Si Оґ 155
Tifsalles 12.02.2023 - 02:57
PMID 29924131 Free PMC article buy">http://cialis.mom]buy cialis online with a prescription
Lushisk 12.02.2023 - 15:11
Clinicians should make note of any patient- reported symptoms associated with low testosterone, such as reduced energy, reduced endurance, diminished work and or physical performance, fatigue, visual field changes bitemporal hemianopsia, anosmia, depression, reduced motivation, poor concentration, impaired memory, irritability, infertility, reduced sex drive, and changes in erectile function is">https://brandviagra.top]is viagra funded by the government I am no longer ashamed to tell the world about my struggles
Mackjaike 12.02.2023 - 18:38
accutane">http://accutane.one]accutane buy online Megan Clancy, Ryan McGhan, Jeremy Gitomer, Ana Marie Inocencio, Christina Aldrich, Roberto Iaderosa, and Ryan Stevens
Omigipt 12.02.2023 - 20:59
Among four major groups of natural lipid soluble antioxidants carotenoids, tocopherols, estrogens and coenzyme Q only Coenzyme Q is mostly present in reduced form nolvadex">http://nolvadex.mom]nolvadex for sale amazon
aspiple 13.02.2023 - 02:36
DiГЎlisis Traspl 2010; 10 streaming">http://clevitras.monster]streaming levitra 0144 from left to right; n WT mCherry 7, n DISC1 ChR2 9, n DISC1 mCherry 6
Toikatodo 13.02.2023 - 05:31
53 In a systematic review of somatic and emotional symptom prevalence of 25 074 patients with incurable cancer, the most common symptoms reported were fatigue, pain, lack of energy, weakness, and appetite loss, which occurred in more than half of the sample stromectol">https://stromectol.cloud]stromectol tablets india
Itantiz 13.02.2023 - 06:57
SC 218 L SL 3630 L buy">https://cialisshop.best]buy cialis online us Eventually ending nolva like interruped period
haileasia 13.02.2023 - 17:49
In Lyme disease, arthritic symptoms can come and go, often being worse at the full moon propeciahelp">https://propecia.one]propeciahelp The trial had found that breast sparing surgeries known as lumpectomies, followed by radiation, were as effective in early stage breast cancer as removing the entire breast