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The Future of Open and How To Stop It

In 2008, Jonathan Zittrain wrote a book called The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It. In it he argued that the runaway success of the Internet is also the cause of it being undermined, that vested interests were in the process of...

/ 30 January 2015

The Morality of Openness

I feel like my moral compass is broken.  Like many things that break, I put the first aberrations down to anomalies, exceptions that prove the rule.  But just as a real compass doesn’t point to true north but to a...

/ 19 June 2014
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Right Openness If You Meet the Open Guru on the Road, Kill Him

Let me start by saying how much I love Open Source software, peer production, the tide that raises all ships, Wikipedia, all things “open”. It is part of how I define myself. I love what happens when people share expertise,...

/ 18 March 2013
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Everyday Internet Miracles Illustrating the Power of Open

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

OLPC XO-2 goes Open Hardware

I admit to being a little gobstopped by Nicholas Negroponte’s announcment in the Guardian that the next generation OLPC will be Open Hardware is a pretty big deal.  I picked up the announcement this morning from Make Magazine editor, Phil...

/ 29 January 2009