The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” But now (2003) we’re fully into the fully social web. ” Nah
Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society
APRIL 21, 2011
Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word. A majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.
Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders
OCTOBER 8, 2013
He was (and still is) the example connected leaders should be striving for. Group coaching? Speed coaching? Why not. Virtual coaching?
70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
MAY 5, 2015
There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. University of Salford, UK. But it’s just a baby step.
MAY 16, 2013
Note: this is a synthesis of several previous posts. Today it is less than 10%. A similar shift is happening now.
Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Michael Lewis’s Moneyball came out in 2003 and popularized the story of the geek takeover of baseball, which has transformed the game.
Automation For The People
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
In 2003, Maarten Goos and Alan Manning coined this phenomenon “job polarization”. used as an album title. will disappear by 2035.
What is the theory that underpins our moocs?
JUNE 3, 2012
Integrative and holistic knowledge approaches, distributed across global networks (for example, how the virus that causes SARS in 2003 was identified).
Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
For example, former students of mine are running a successful service design company in Cologne: “Minds and Makers”. A classic example is being asked to redesign the waiting room of a hospital. Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development.
Have social networks replaced groups?
AUGUST 25, 2014
Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Here are the four with Max’s comments appended: 1. Too bad.”
Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server system, for example, is second to none when it comes to security and systems management. Boom! <ironically,
Snow on the Water
AUGUST 3, 2014
Here , here and here , for example.) But I never posted anything there, because I was afraid it would die. And now, says here , it will.
I need some help
JANUARY 27, 2012
In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. I’m not a programmer.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
In 2003, David Autor , Frank Levy and Richard Murnane developed a framework for looking at the impact of technology on various classes of jobs.
Jobs in the Age of Watson
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
For example, in a paper written in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote : “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come - namely, technological unemployment. The Watson Challenge was an exhibition Jeopardy! There are only 1.2
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy. . I looked forward to the article. But, no one knows for sure. .
[2b2k] The Net as paradigm
MAY 13, 2012
So I bought his 2003 book Shift!: For example, Edward argues in passing that the Net exploits already-existing trends toward globalization, rather than leading the way to it; he even has a couple of pages on Heidegger’s thinking about the nature of communication. 175-176] Not bad for 2003! It’s a rich book. Shift!
Of both lovers and epilepsy
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
There is one wonderful example of this divine coupling, however, where the passionate saint appears alongside EEG traces on 1998 postage stamp from Italy. This description is from a brief 2003 article from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry on the stamp. EEG has been illustrated on a number of stamps. 1743).
Period architecture, majestic views, history of madness
AUGUST 25, 2013
It turns out, a 2003 article in The Psychiatrist looked at exactly this in 71 former asylum care hospitals.
Reflections on Linux and Mainframes
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
The attacks against Linux and the companies that embraced it continued for years , including the SCO Group’s 2003 $5 billion lawsuit against IBM.
An Ethics Primer
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
A classic example of this is the Ten Commandments, which requires that adherents be honest, to not covet, to not kill, and the like. Additionally, we encounter what might be called ‘the exception problem’ - the rule may say, for example, that you must not kill - but what if this is the only possible result of defending oneself? 17 Jan.
The Future of Jobs: Lessons from History
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Between 1965 and 2003, leisure time has increased from 6-8 hour per week for men and 4-8 hours per week for women. How will the job market evolve in our 21st century digital economy? What can we learn from history that might help us make such predictions? Fears that machines will put humans out of work are not new. Ziebarth.
Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself
MARCH 10, 2011
Some examples of disruptive innovation from within. Disruptive innovation kills businesses. Good management” isn’t a solution. Emphasis added).
What blogging was
JANUARY 8, 2014
For example, the blogosphere (remember when that was word?) At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” Fellow Hours are private. No, this is not ironic.) Presence. Community.
When explaining becomes a sin
AUGUST 11, 2011
For an example, take the Daily Mail headline for Tuesday, which reads “To blame the cuts is immoral and cynical. One of my favourite papers is “ Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions by Philip Tetlock (2003). 2003). This is criminality pure and simple. What could be motivating this? et al.
Why the truth will out but doesn’t sink in
MAY 3, 2011
For example, claims that Iraqi forces executed coalition prisoners of war after they surrendered were retracted the day after the claims were made.
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
Latest example, the recent changes where I cannot longer see DMs in my favourite Twitter client for Mac: Nambu. Even for us. Till 2007.
The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
This post was four years in the making. I was no stranger to acquisitions. But the SAP acquisition was much different. He was years ahead of his time.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature. In 2003 NRC research Stephen Downes developed the concept of e-Learning 2.0 Content was treated differently by Stallman. CCK11.
The Soothing Effect of Blogging
AUGUST 18, 2014
It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. Not even embarrassing anymore.
Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die
AUGUST 19, 2012
These are just some examples. Sadly. . Not anymore. And here is why… . WOW, boy, did we have a good blast?!? For sure! And a real one! Period.
Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent
MARCH 7, 2011
the huge amount of hidden talent of your workforce by empowering them to make best use of social software tools! That’s right! Would you ?
APRIL 24, 2013
Here in New York, for example, I’m writing this in an apartment that could receive analog TV over rabbit ears in the old analog days.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
For example, in-house network might upgrade a course on managing networks to a course on running our network. I wrote the paper that follows.
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area. Let me elaborate on each of these points.
The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!
JANUARY 3, 2013
” and from what I can recall the longest blogging hiatus I have gone through since I started blogging back in December 2003. Yes, I know.
Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
For example, most research projects begin with a hypothesis, followed by data collection and analysis. The internet and the web (in its web 2.0
Bring on The Live Web
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
I first heard about the “World Live Web when my son Allen dropped the phrase casually in conversation, back in 2003. Links have value.
Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present
FEBRUARY 12, 2012
I did many Valentine’s Day interviews back in 2003 and 2004, talking about proximity dating , one way in which technology is changing how we connect romantically. This can be invaluable as more of us travel, often for extended periods, for example workers in mining, defence, hospitality, professional services, and many other industries.