Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Networked solutions offer new frameworks for innovation

Monday, June 14th, 2010This statement was made by Jouko Ahvenainen of GrowVC – V=Venture, C=Community.The thought sprang to mind when reading about the challenges governments face, not only with slow growth, but also as the Economist points out large deficits and unsustainable debts.In ...

Alan Rusbridger: 21st Century publishing @ Olswang

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010I went along last night to listen to Alan Rusbridger present at Olswangs Technology+ event. A packed room, listened attentively to what he had to say. The word he used for the future of the Guardian was mutalisation: whereby value ...

The life and death of democracy in the networked society

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010John Keane, has produced something of a landmark text - its scope defies imagination. Taking us through the myriad journeys democracy has undertaken to exist in its present form - Keane also recognises how networked communication puts us within in ...

Legal madness in Milan

Friday, February 26th, 2010Its not Milan Daaaaaarling this time.Just reading an editorial in the analogue version of the Guardian.On Wednesday, a Milanese court convicted three Google executives of violating privacy and gave them six-month suspended sentences. This is an analogue verdict in a ...

System failure – agriculture

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010Part of the premise of No Straight Lines (video), is that there is an entire system failure of an industrial approach to everything that we do. Part of that failure relates to agriculture. Patrick Holden spoke about it very eloquently ...

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 ...

The London datastore

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010Not what you would quite expect.Dominic Campbell from FutureGov writesThe London Datastore will see City Hall release, for the first time, huge realms of previously unavailable data for everyone to see and use free of charge. This is part of ...

The media, censorship and democracy in Ecuador, UK, US

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010Very relevant article about media and censorship that deals with recent events in Ecuador and Argentina but also relates that perspective to media and democracy in the US and the UKA key point...reasonable people may differ on what is the ...

Mobile futures

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010I was asked whether I would like to make a few predictions around mobile, networks, commerce and culture by Rudy de Waele. I joined a very interesting collective to share my views and I was fascinated by what everyone of ...

Networked television – we’ve only just begun

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010Sang the Carpenters, all those years ago.The next decade will see the continuing transformation of television, with video becoming more personal and democratic as new networks subvert and transcend the broadcast model. Dr William Cooper of the convergent communications consultancy ...

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