Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Three and a half years ago, the Danes wrote a report on public libraries in the knowledge society, and went looking for partnerships, which is unusual for the Danes, says Knud. Two hundred of Denmark’s 500 public libraries are “open libraries” — open 24 hours a day, with staffing only about 12 hours a week. If you have a library card, you can open the door. It will open in early 2015. You’re in control of how open they should be.

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WGBH and public radio’s future

Doc Searls

The story is apparent in the first four paragraphs of its About page (which is sure to change): WGBH is PBS’s single largest producer of content for television (prime-time and children’s programs) and the Web. In today’s fast-changing media landscape, we’re making sure you can find our content when and where you choose — on TV, radio, the Web, podcasts, vodcasts, streaming audio and video, iPhone applications, groundbreaking teaching tools, and more.

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ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Please take note that this is not the official UNESCO report of the forum, but only my personal report as invited international expert. This report summarizes these discussions, first with respect to some specific topics, and second, with respect to overall themes and concepts. Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses.

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Chaining links

Doc Searls

Much of what it says overlaps with the chapter I wrote for O’Reilly’s Open Sources 2.0. But while it reportedly does not influence rankings in Google’s index, it also reportedly has the effect of keeping a page out of the index if it isn’t already there. Both those reportings are at the last link above.). Tags: Blogging infrastructure problems flickr Glassie links Linux Linux Journal novollow O'Reilly Open Sources 2.0

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

There are also research reports , events, fellowships, and bootcamps , and an annual AI4Good Global Summit. Last year, Google made an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address these social challenges. Google has just released a report called “ Accelerating Social Good with Artificial Intelligence, ” that offers insights gathered from all 2602 applications and includes an extensive taxonomy of AI4Good projects.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Hybrid Models of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Titled “Going Hybrid” , it is the lead article in a special report on business in Japan.

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Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I now want to turn my attention to cloud computing, and its impact as a key driver of the changing role of the CIO. In a just published report by the McKinsey Global Institute , Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy , cloud is listed as one of 12 technologies with significant potential to drive economic impact and disruption by 2025. Last week I wrote about the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium which I recently attended.

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leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. ” However, the New York Times reports a different perspective, stating the outbreak was mishandled by Chinese authorities. think changing nature of work].

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They’ve both gone on to change the world, - to say the least. Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. At the same time, the Web’s open set of standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - and the easy-to-use, graphical Mosaic web browser , - enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change. He notes that “historically, churches have sacrificed size for community” but that this changed back in the 1970s and 1980s when the evangelical movement began to build megachurches.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing. I first came across the term in a Forrester report on the Top Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2018.

The Triopticon revisited

Dave Snowden

The context of that post was a series of friendly exchanges I was having with Daniel Mezick about Open Space (he had popularised Harrison Owen’s original work within the Agile community). So now to the process which is described as a series of stages and is an open-source method by the way.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry. How will the above changes affect your specific segment of the industry in 2008?"

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Blockchain is one of the technologies in this year’s list, selected by the WEF panel of global experts because of its emerging potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work. . The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built.

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A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure. The recession, combined with technology, is killing middle class jobs , reports the Associated Press.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

According to the report the responding schools were 97% public schools – 3% private schools, 32% Urban – 40% Suburban – 29% Rural, 43% Title I eligible; and 29% majority – minority student population.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Instead, increasingly useful applications of AI, with potentially profound positive impacts on our society and economy are likely to emerge between now and 2030, the period this report considers. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is charged with “recommending bold, actionable steps that the government, private sector, and the nation as a whole can take to bolster cybersecurity in today’s digital world, and reporting back by the beginning of December.”. Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem. The Internet changed all that. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Standards and open source software are necessary to help cloud computing achieve the kind of market success enjoyed by the Web, e-mail and other widely used Internet-based services. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. The strategy, which is spreading despite added costs and headaches, in part reflects a shifting view of the cloud from a more efficient, cost-cutting tool, to a source of business innovation and new revenue, chief information officers and industry analysts say.”. In 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing.

[2b2k] YouTube leadership

David Weinberger

I had dinner last night with a couple of people writing a report on the future of leadership for a Very Large Company. Last night, I gave the usual examples of Web leadership: Linux, Wikipedia, and Open Source more generally. Yet these epochal changes were accomplished without traditional leaders. Most Web users don’t have any experience of contributing to Linux, Wikipedia, or Open Source projects, but we do routinely encounter YouTube and music sharing.

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, change has come rather slowly to the world’s banking infrastructure. Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report. Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem. But sometimes, the emergence of an innovative disruptive technology can help propel change forward. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

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My new job

David Weinberger

The Lab (the name is going to change) was created by John Palfrey a year ago when he became head of the Harvard Law Library (and Vice Dean for Information and Library Resources at the Law School). The key thing to understand is that the Lab was established by someone with a commitment to openness, collaboration, the importance of libraries, and the goodness of the Web. And open source.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content | Main | The Danger of "Quick Wins » June 19, 2008 Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil Just FYI people - According to a report released in May 2008 by the Energy Information Administration - an office within the Dept.

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The October 31 issue of The Economist featured the blockchain in its cover : “The Trust Machine: How the technology behind Bitcoin could change the world.” But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying organization has not changed. For example, when electric motors were first developed in the late 19th century, they were deployed to replace big steam engines as a source of power. The Internet changed all that.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Money was one of the themes in the exhibit, represented by four different objects: one of the world’s first gold coins produced over 2500 years ago; a 1375 banknote from the Ming Dynasty ; a silver coin minted in Bolivia in the late 16th Century; and a plastic credit card exemplifying the changing role of money in the modern world. This point was well articulated in Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class , a 2011 report by the World Economic Forum. “As

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Today’s tabs

Doc Searls

Unless we build on open source and standards, the IoT won’t be near as big as Business Insider says it will be. Which passwords to change for Heartbleed. Mostly reported, for brand-name reasons I suppose, as a “Princeton study.” ” The Open Data 500. Market intelligence that flows both ways. It’s about the real Internet of Things. Not the Compuserve+Prodigy+AOL variety in development today.

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Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. As Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott wrote in the opening paragraph of their recently published book Blockchain Revolution , “It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed. In August of 2016, the WEF published a very good report on how blockchain can help reshape the financial services industry. A recent WSJ CIO Journal article noted that blockchain seems poised to change how supply chains work.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations. Two years ago the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey reported some stark facts. Innovation is their driver and change is accepted as the norm.

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Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, many concerns have been raised about the adequacy of GDP-based measurements given the major structural changes that economies around the world have been going through over the past few decades. it noted in its report issued in September of 2009. “So We know less about the sources of value in the economy than we did 25 years ago,” wrote economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders in MIT’s Sloan Review: . “We

The fantastic initiatives that are creating City 2.0

Trends in the Living Networks

Blueprints for everyday people to build their own homes using open sourced designs and locally sourced materials. In this initiative they seek to make cities “for the 99%”: They created a blueprint that would allow everyday people to build their own homes using open sourced designs and locally sourced materials. I love this approach to “open source housing”, in which everything is open and shared.

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Next he calculated the change in the true price of light, by estimating the price in cents per lumen-hours , a measure that would quantify the considerable innovations in generating light over the same time period. But, many concerns have been raised about the adequacy of GDP-based measurements given the major structural changes that economies around the world have been experiencing over the past few decades.

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The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

Furthermore, a recent report from iPass indicates that mobile workers are not committed to any one mobile device, leveraging notebooks as much as they do smartphones and more than tablets. My obvious point: things change at lightning speed in the mobile market.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. The strategy, which is spreading despite added costs and headaches, in part reflects a shifting view of the cloud from a more efficient, cost-cutting tool, to a source of business innovation and new revenue, chief information officers and industry analysts say.”. In 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing.

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year the McKinsey Global Institute published The Productivity Puzzle , a report that takes a close look at the sharp decline in US productivity since 2014 despite continuing advances in digital technologies. How do you measure the value of the explosive amounts of free goods available over the Internet, including Wikipedia articles, Facebook social interactions, Linux open source software and You Tube videos?

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed. In August of 2016, the WEF published a very good report on how blockchain can help reshape the financial services industry. A recent WSJ CIO Journal article noted that blockchain seems poised to change how supply chains work.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We once more had to carefully explain our reasons for supporting Linux, including the value of collaborating with an open community that included some of the best programmers and computer scientists around the world. Blockchain technologies are now reaching an inflection point of market acceptance, as evidenced by the increasing number of articles , reports and books being written on the subject. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

Google said it plans to open-source most of the code. “We are shifting from waterfall design to agile development.&# “We’re providing tools and technology to support change agents.&# “This makes it easier for people to share and learn things.&#

Thoughts on measurement

Harold Jarche

SteveKLabnik – “We used to think Open Source was enough to save us, but it’s control of the network that really matters.” While Roadhouse cannot make a direct link between these outcomes and changing the performance appraisal, it’s clear that giving employees control over the process and transforming the manager role into more of a career coach has brought benefits.

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Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

As a source of abundance, the Internet’s closest equal is the periodic table. Reporting on their own involvement in the surveillance business is a third rail they won’t grab. But it was marginalized away from the fact-reporting that mattered most. Sources.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. The first reports on the Transparency and Consent Framework published by IAB Europe. According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.” ” (Tim Swanson, in Consensus-as-a-service: a brief report on the emergence of permissioned, distributed ledger systems.). And here is a running list of sources I’ve visited, so far: 500 Startups.