Category: What I’m Reading

Posts on interesting books or blogs I am reading.

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Digital Native Uprising

There was a bit of a buzz in the news this week about Don Tapscott’s new book “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World“.  If you’re a bit of a podcast addict like me, there’s an...

/ 21 November 2008

Using Constraint to Design for Innovation

Ethan Zuckerman has been writing about  Innovating from Constraint in which he offers seven rules that “appear to help explain how (some) developing world innovation proceeds”.   This post was riffed on beautifully by Design in Africa prompting Ethan to produce...

/ 11 November 2008

Top Five Ted Talks

At the Shuttleworth Foundation we have a now reasonably well-established tradition of gathering together every Tuesday at lunch to watch a Ted Talk. I borrowed this idea from Vera Franz of the Open Society Institute and with only a few...

/ 19 August 2008

Open Standards – It’s Not Just Good for the Internet

A talk worth watching is Paul Collier’s heartfelt presentation at the TED event earlier this year.  He talks a bit about his book The Bottom Billion which, as a non-economist, I am finding both insightful and accessible.  He talks about...

/ 12 June 2008

Tinkerless or tinkermore?

The Guardian this week published a review of Jonathan Zittrain’s book “The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It.” The journalist quotes Zittrain as saying “unlike the internet itself, where creative chaos reigns, popular new devices such as...

/ 9 May 2008