Archive for January, 2010

The story of txtEagle and the networked organisation

Sunday, January 31st, 2010We posted about txtEagle recently here Nathan Eagle, explains his extraordinary story, and, the extraordinary story of how our world is being transformed by mobile communications. Nathan's personal fascination is the African continent he talks about how Mpesa and SMS ...

Cambridge technology cooler than the Apple tablet?

Friday, January 29th, 2010Cambridge produces some extraordinary technology. So I am glad to celebrate that.Its engagement as technology even into the automotive industry. Is it a disruptive technology? Minority Report springs to mind. And its twitter and wifi enabled.

Networked government – could reboot Britain

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010CFA is the latest wave in the growing government 2.0 movement, joining the ranks of Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's Data.gov site and innovation contests like Apps for Democracy and Apps for America, where citizens can create shared applications using public-sector ...

GSK and the exporting of mental illness

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010After writing about Naomi Klein yesterday and the superbranding of politics. I came across a thought piece in New Scientist called Invasion of the mind snatchers by Ethan Watters.His story is one that around the world in different cultures, we ...

Obama and the superbranding of politics

Monday, January 25th, 2010My god Naomi Klein takes me back - No Logo is up there for anyone who is remotely interested in brands. And were I to draw up a time line of books I have read and how each book subsequently ...

I get a 70% royalty for publishing my book

Thursday, January 21st, 2010Quite extraordinary, I thought when reading about how Amazon is reaching out to authors in a manner that completely disintermediates publishing companies. And publishers as we know them are not happy campers at the moment.Arjan from Freedom Lab linked to ...

The future of work=TxtEagle

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010By the end of the month, a company called txteagle will be the largest employer in Kenya. The firm, started in its original form in 2008 by a young computer engineer named Nathan Eagle and, as of this coming June, ...

Was the promise made good for society through 2.0?

Friday, January 15th, 2010Mr. Lanier, a musician and avant-garde computer scientist — he popularized the term “virtual reality” — wonders if the Web’s structure and ideology are fostering nasty group dynamics and mediocre collaborations. His new book, “You Are Not a Gadget,” is ...

Its not online or offline, it’s blended reality

Thursday, January 14th, 2010We acknowledge that digital communication tools, fixed broadband, mobile, convergence, open source, cheap production tools have changed our world. And we have shown that we are reluctantly accepting that by using the word digital ever more frequently.Digital natives vs. digital ...

A life better lived by Katie Ledger

Thursday, January 14th, 2010When I started my career, I remember standing in the offices of Bartle Bogle Hegarty. As a young creative looking for a job I had my portfolio with me – a creative director was looking through my work. Definitely an ...

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