Archive for May, 2009

Smart Communication – Stockholm 2008

Sunday, May 17th, 2009Smart Communication - Stockholm 2008This is a presentation that I gave in Malmo, Gothenburg and StockholmThe title: Old World New World“Such are the differences among human beings in their sources of pleasure, their susceptibilities of pain, and the operation on ...

Life and commerce in the connectivity of clouds

Saturday, May 16th, 2009Nicholas Carr in his book The Big Switch describes how Edison transformed society, by being able to generate and deliver electricity through a connected network that was previously thought impossible - or had not even been though about at all.The ...

Blyk sees the bigger picture

Thursday, May 14th, 2009NMA have published a misinformed view on what Blyk is up to. And some, have even gone a bit further, saying that Blyk is closing shop. So I thought that it might be a good idea to set the record ...

Modern folk poetry. A bit of ohhhhhh ahhhhhh Cantona

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009I was struck by this article about football chants - though I have to profess unlike many of my compatriots - I do not share the abiding obession with the offside rule.[caption id="attachment_3933" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8143973@N03/543005626/"][/caption] But Tom Lamonts article about ...

The black gold of the 21st Century @ the Helsinki School of Economics

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009Tomorrow I get on a plane to fly to my surrogate home Finland. I have been invited by the Helsinki School of Economics to give a presentation about Social Marketing Intelligence - the black gold of the 21st Century, ...

Postcards from the edge – Postville Iowa

Saturday, May 9th, 2009A good friend of mine Richard Ross is in Iowa and he has a story to tell - I leave it to him to tell it in how in his own words.It is not a novel…not even a play. Think ...

Taxing times for the real indoor pirates?

Saturday, May 9th, 2009The Guardian's Tax Gap series has highlighted the injustice of companies making huge profits yet using complex accounting arrangements to avoid tax. The root of these problems is financial secrecy in some jurisdictions (usually tax havens), which allows companies to ...

The land that broadband forgot

Saturday, May 9th, 2009Digital Britain? Digital SchmigitalLyddington in Rutland is part of the land that Digital Britain forgot: big telecoms firms have refused to lay fibre optic cable to it that would give it high-speed broadband. So its 400 residents have clubbed together, ...

When technology & science meets biology; meet the human 2.0

Saturday, May 9th, 2009Fascinating documentary on what happens when technology meets biology

The communications revolution driven by technologies of cooperation

Friday, May 8th, 2009The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedBY GIL SCOTT-HERONYou will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and ...

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