Archive for October, 2008

ProPublica versus the Grocers

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 ProPublica.org aims to make up some of the ground lost to journalism by the current crisis of advertising revenues bleeding to the internet. In particular, it seeks to preserve the skills and value of investigative reporting one of the first ...

Doing the right thing

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 How the Credit Crisis Could Forge a New Financial Order 

The bull market for humility

Friday, October 17th, 2008 This disproportionality has been tested to destruction by the recent hysteria of City incomes. The result is that, after a decade of widening wealth differentials, they should start to narrow. Non-economic components of what we vaguely refer to as the good life will take ...

There are more keys on my piano Mr McCain

Friday, October 17th, 2008 I do say that Americans have looked long and hard at the candidates this past month and are now minded to conclude, in the fine phrase used by Garrison Keillor of a speech he heard the young Kennedy give long ago, that Obama ...

Crowdsourcing creates friction

Monday, October 13th, 2008 Kevin Potts recently did a review/critique of wundersite www.99designs.com - which appears to be a simplified spin of other such sites like Elance and what Kevin calls it’s “malignant brethren”. The site, which uses less than ideal techniques to ...

Advertising Furniture – Business models and Collapse

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 In my presentations I ask people what is advertising? They describe all the furniture of advertising, you know 60 sec. spots, billboards, double page spreads etc.Right now I am reading Jeffrey Sachs - Commonwealth. Economics for a crowded planetFascinating - ...

C’mon everybody

Sunday, October 12th, 2008in Widgets, People and the Web - I pointed to David Cushman and his thoughts about how humans become in a world of ubiquitous social computing the very nervous systems upon which future commerce and all other things will be ...

Widgets, people and the web

Friday, October 10th, 2008 Dave Cushman presented his thoughts on how people become the key distributors of information in the networked societyDave mentions Reed's Law - the law of group forming networks. Another thought that has crossed my mind is that there is a ...

Periodic Table of Videos

Monday, October 6th, 2008 The Periodic Table of Videos is something that Euan picked as one of his fav's of the weband 12 SecondsThere are some that decry the web as a place that kills culture. I just can't figure out what ...

Getting stuff done – collectively

Saturday, October 4th, 2008 Euan's story about stuff - which arose when we were chatting at the British Museum recently is now a post called StuffThe guts of Euan's post is here,  We were each asked to bring to the event 5 things which we ...

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