When Nokia people looked at the first iPhone, they saw a not-great phone with some cool features that they were going to build too, being produced at a small fraction of the volumes they were selling. They shrugged. “No 3G, and just look at the camera!”
I find this stuff so you don’t have to:
- The Myth and the Millennialism of “Disruptive Innovation”
- nvpy 0.9.4 : Python Package Index
- Ubuntu Guide for Mac Converts
- Knowledge Hub: Good CoP or Bad CoP? | markbraggins
- On Changing the Rules of Digital Humanities from the Inside
- Ted Nelson’s ComParadigm in OneLiners
- Linux Bumps Windows On International Space Station
- The Mozilla Manifesto
- Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes
- Matt Mullenweg on how open source is democratising the web
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to.
- What Does Government Transformation Mean, Exactly? – "Rather than fantasizing about the myth of transformation, governments have to accept that future is no longer predictable and focus on what changes are necessary to make them more flexible and nimble to adapt to uncertainty."
- open data doesn’t empower communities | internet.artizans – "Open data doesn't empower communities. I'm not saying open data is a bad thing, but we need to highlight the gap between the semantic web and social impact."
- The battle for data, the battle for design | Public Strategist – "The availability of data is a critical enabler, but what matters in the end is what it enables."
- Re-use of open data and applying the same idea within WCC – "…the beginning of a universal API for the organisation." Wowza.
- Better Junk Mail – Quick Analysis from the Enterprise 2.0 World – "The positive side is more along the lines of companies realizing the smarts they have in their employees heads and the horizontal connections – and then, of course, re-orienting work to take advantage of them and (we’d hope) figure out compensating employees beyond the org. tree."
- Government 2.0: If Engaging is Difficult, Keeping Engaged is More So – "What keeps me going is the use of my blog as my personal knowledge base. Many times, when I prepare a client inquiry, a presentation or a research note, I can go back to the blog and find an example, a nugget, a pesky comment that help me do the job I am measured and paid for."
- Empire Disruption – BankerVision – "My experience is that big organsiations create situations where the politics of success dictate you grow your control of people and resources, even when that is counterproductive to the task you're actually supposed to be achieving. "
- Lists made easy + social + fun! – twtPickin – Nice tool for collaborating on lists with twitter buddies
- Diplodocus – A community for international digital government people – "…a community of people doing international facing digital work for governments"
- iAnnotate for iPad – "iAnnotate is both an elegant PDF reader and a powerful annotation tool that finally lets you work with your PDFs. You can open documents from email, sign and send out contracts fast, enter notes for edits, sketch diagrams, copy text, and add highlights or underline with the drag of a finger!"
You can also see all the videos I think are worth watching at my video scrapbook.