Category: All Things Open

Posts on Open Source, Open Content, Open Hardware, Open Innovation, Open Business… the list goes on.

If I Had 50 Million Dollars

If I had any poetic talent, I would have done this in rhyming couplets set to the music of the Barenaked Ladies but sadly today you are left with my prose.  Hum along with me anyway. If you work in...

/ 17 December 2012
Simpsons - Michaelangelo - The Creation of Adam

Everyday Internet Miracles

Imagine for a minute that you’ve just bought a new stove. The old stove just wasn’t doing all you needed so you’ve bought a new German-engineered stove. It’s Saturday morning and you’ve managed to get the stove in place, it...

/ 9 December 2011

Chiclete Com Banana

On Wednesday this week I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of hours chatting with Gilberto Gil.  I am still pinching myself. When I was 17, I was an exchange student for a year in Brazil.  It was there...

/ 14 May 2011

Fellowship 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, the end of my fellowship at the Shuttleworth Foundation also draws closer. It officially winds up at the end of February next year. From then on most of my waking hours will be spent...

/ 3 December 2010

So You Think You Can Innovate

In an admission that will do nothing to increase my non-existent tough-guy street cred, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy watching the television series So You Think You Can Dance.  My wife and I watched season 7 of...

/ 15 September 2010