Category: learning

Failure to TED

Recently a bot informed me that it was the 2 year anniversary of my speaking at TED Global 2014.  And that reminded me of what I have been putting off writing for a while, putting off well, because I find it...

/ 16 November 2016

How to Think About Universal Access

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any person in possession of a mobile phone must be in want of an Internet connection.  Please allow that mangling of Jane Austen to exist as a placeholder for the assumption that everyone having affordable access...

/ 1 April 2015

Cape Town to Lunenburg

Yesterday I touched down with my family in Halifax, Canada, our new home for the next few years.  Well, actually near there, a small town south of Halifax called Lunenburg.  When you have a foot in more than one country,...

/ 1 July 2012
(c) FreeFoto.com

Sympathy for the Tinkerer

Tinkering gets a bad rap and I am making it my personal mission to rehabilitate the term. I keep an eye out for articles about tinkering and it is dismaying to see tinkerers getting the same raw deal as “hackers”. ...

/ 27 May 2011

What I liked about the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Guilty admission. I am a fault finder.  Show me a perfect rose and I will find the petal that is slightly wilted. Or at least that’s how I grew up. I’ve spent much of my adult life learning to behave...

/ 6 April 2011