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Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements. Although there are numerous technological innovations that have improved the productivity of services over the past century (e.g.,

WGBH and public radio’s future

Doc Searls

We’re a local public broadcaster serving southern New England, with 11 public television services and three public radio services — and productions (from Greater Boston to Jazz with Eric in the Evening ) that reflect the issues and cultural riches of our region. Compare its radio productions to those of Chicago Public Radio or WNYC. I’ll put in another plug for Chris Lydon ’s Open Source , which is currently available only in podcast/Web form.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. 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.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the other end are market-facing innovations, which we generally associate with entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies working to develop new products, services, business models and companies. The Open Source Movement.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. We should be wary of relying on commercial products that can have unanticipated and adverse effects on civil rights and social justice.”.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols. These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

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The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If the case of light is representative of those products that have caused tectonic shifts in output and consumption, then this raises the question of whether the conventional measures of real-output and real-wage growth over the last two centuries come close to capturing the true growth.”.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond the productivity improvements of the past several decades, digital technologies are now beginning to disrupt and fundamentally transform the FS industry.

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“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, we strongly believed in the emergence of an open, integrated, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. The Internet had already convinced most people and businesses of the virtues of open standards. Linux and open source in general were becoming accepted across the IT industry.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, I have learned that in order to capture the attention of your intended audience and differentiate your offerings from those of competitors, you have to develop a compelling brand for your new products or services. After all, these lead users know exactly what they want, have the wherewithal to enhance the products or services on their own, and are usually quite happy to freely share their ideas with each other.

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Standards The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Moreover, since all the key technologies of the Web came from the research and academic community, they were available to anyone free of charge, including open source implementations of many of the key software components. Collaboration Given its research and academic roots, the Web had a collaborative culture from its very beginning.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies. When things go well, they make us much more productive.

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The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January of 2000 we then announced that IBM was going to support Linux in all its products and services, and that I was responsible for forming a new organization to coordinate our Linux efforts across the company. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are highly motivated to bring to market new products which offer significantly improved designs and/or lower costs, and thus gain competitive advantage and market share from the established leaders in their segment of the market. By investing in new products or processes, the company can sell them to their already large customer base and reap greater rewards faster. As is often the case, the most important and hardest transformations are cultural ones.

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The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. A number of the members, highly respected leaders from industry and universities, felt that we should initiate a study on the importance of Linux and open source software in general to the advancement of high-performance computing. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

Memories from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Summer Olympics are just about the biggest possible stage for everyone involved, - the athletes; the host cities; and the different companies involved in the production of the Games. We got as ready as we possibly could before the games opened - and then crossed our fingers hoping that things would go well. The team would follow its own separate development cycle, more suitable to that of an experimental project than a production system.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Align technology and production systems with business goals. . Focus on agile product development to enhance customer engagements. . Encourage product managers to think about digital experiences rather than discrete applications or components. . Digital Product Management .

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last few decades, it has been the leading region in the creation of new high-tech products and companies based on advanced digital technologies. Their university-based, high tech innovation model is particularly oriented toward finding The Next Big Thing , - that is, the next big technology, product or service that will take world markets by storm, transform whole industries, and in the process, create considerable wealth for their creators and investors.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They want to leverage the data to create business value, better understand the behavior of their customers and help them become more productive. This is the path being followed by ID³ , a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution with close ties to MIT’s Media Lab which is attempting to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. .

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Can New York Remain the World's Media Capital?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its basic premise was: “New York is a global city, a diverse blend of culture, vitality, and extraordinary talent. Panel discussions were held in a variety of areas, including finance, media, services, life sciences, arts, and culture. Over a relatively short period of time, technological progress has altered everything from the media for information delivery to the revenue sources for the news, media and public relations business.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. In case you missed this in the past like 2 weeks and you happen to be looking to try out a suite of great aggregator products read this story or visit this site. The product is not a thing.

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A High Wire Act with the Whole World Watching

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like so many around the world, I was transfixed by the spectacular opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In particular, I was really curious to see what Zhang Yimou , the overall director of the opening ceremonies, would come up with. He is part of what is known as the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, the name given to the first group that graduated from Beijing's film making school in the 1980s after the devastating Cultural Revolution.

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources. They tolerate few, if any, silos between the product, the work, and the customer.

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

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

So, global software productivity just notched up. Second, the network has evolved a culture in which there’s nothing wrong with not knowing. I added a couple of features I needed to an excellent open source program that lets you create popups that guide users through an app.

Participatory Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation is interested in understanding how digital media tools – which enable new forms of knowledge production, distribution, social networking and collaboration – might influence citizen engagement, political activity and democratic participation." I was asked to make some opening remarks as a way to frame the dialogue. The open source community responsible for the development and support of Linux represents one of the most innovative organizational models around.

Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

Last year I wrote , “Now social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set.&# Now they use our words to sell their products.

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Knowledge Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" STEP convened the conference because "US investment in intangibles, according to a 2006 Federal Reserve Board staff analysis, exceeds all investment in tangible property and, if properly accounted for, would raise productivity growth significantly. The essence of the Industrial Revolution was the application of technology, tools and process innovations to increase productivity and quality radically in the production of physical assets.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Liveblogging Sid Meier 2.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Using the Company as the Classroom" (Business Week) | Main | more Sid » June 05, 2008 Liveblogging Sid Meier 2. talking about creating sense of anticpation in learner/gamer."we

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. And I'm a product manager, not a PR hack. Well, maybe the line is a bit fuzzy =) {mark} powerset product manager Posted by: Mark Johnson | June 11, 2008 at 01:37 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Huh? Uranium Ore on eBay.

Mark Oehlert

" Product Description: Radioactive sample of uranium ore. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business) | Main | 2007 edublog winners announced! » December 07, 2007 Huh?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) | Main | Create your own cartoon strips and another Wii Mii Editor.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Brenda Brathwaite, the Media and the Seduction of the Innocent

Mark Oehlert

She wasnt actually there and honestly I didnt know her name for a long time but the products that she helped develop taught me a great deal. Sound like good products right? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Hey!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

I think that Mind Manager is a terrific product but since I really started using about 3 different computers on a regular basis with at least one of them being very locked down, Ive also been using MINDOMO and have been very impressed.

[berkman] Diana Kimball: Coding as a Liberal Art

David Weinberger

But in her third year, she got interested in coding and Internet culture. She got hired by Microsoft after college, as a technical product manager with the Powerpoint team in Silicon Valley. “This was culture shock in the best possible way.” She’s more proud of the list than the finished products. ” Critical study of selected Github pull requests — how open source projects work, how to rise in the community.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Its main dynamic is kinship, which gives people a distinct sense of identity and belonging — the basic elements of culture, as manifested still today in matters ranging from nationalism to fan clubs. foster a culture of learning throughout life.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Currency for Your Email

Mark Oehlert