Mon.May 28, 2012

Networks thrive in complexity

Harold Jarche

In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. One good example of complexity that we can try to fathom is nature itself. Networks thrive in nature.

[2b2k] Attribution isn’t just about credit. It’s about networking knowledge.

David Weinberger

David Kay pointed out to me a piece by Arthur Brisbane, the NY Times Public Editor. In it Arthur deals with a criticism of a NYT article that failed to acknowledge the work of prior journalists and investigators (“uncredited foundational reporting”) that led to the NYT story. For example, Hella Winston at The Jewish Week told Arthur: The lack of credit stings. “You get so much flak — these are difficult stories,” Ms. Winston told me, “People come down on you.”

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Shifting IT delivery to tablets: The strategic issues

Dion Hinchcliffe

Tablets are likely to become the primary computing experience for workers over the next few years. What will it take to successfully shift IT delivery to these devices given the security worries, legacy IT landscape, BYOD, and other issues

Future of Work: Add Open Leadership, Enterprise 2.0, Connected Learning and Mix

Dan Pontefract

BBC Future column: Hypnic Jerks

Mind Hacks

Here’s my column at BBC Future from last week. You can see the original here. The full listof my columns is here and there is now a RSS feed , should you need it. As we give up our bodies to sleep, sudden twitches escape our brains, causing our arms and legs to jerk. Some people are startled by them, others are embarrassed. Me, I am fascinated by these twitches, known as hypnic jerks.