Category: World View

The Yin and Yang of Open

In Eric Beinhocker’s The Origin of Wealth, he describes a fascinating software experiment modelling the prisoner’s dilemma but not between two decision-makers (as in the classical scenario) but rather in a multi-actor evolutionary landscape in which anyone can make a...

/ 30 January 2009

Action Talks, Armchair Pundits Walk

It is remarkable how polarised the discussion of the OLPC has become.  You either love it or hate it.  I have already said my own say about the value of the OLPC but there is one point that I don’t...

/ 27 January 2009

7 Things You May or May Not Know About Me

Tagged by the fearless and gregarious Mark Surman, I semi-reluctantly allow myself to become  a vector for the 7 things meme/social virus.  I suspect Patient Zero to be a Mozillian.  So here are…. 7 things about me: At 13, for...

/ 14 January 2009

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