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April 29, 2005

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FT.com / Columnists - Richard Epstein: Why open source is unsustainable and a response (tags: OpenSource)...

Open Source Government

Perhaps the Swiss have a viable governance model for open source and open content initiatives?

April 25, 2005

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e-Literate: flat vs threaded discussions Hypothesis: "threaded discussion interfaces lead to far less synthesis in educational conversation than flat interfaces do (tags: Knowledge_Management) Tagwebs, Flickr, and the Human Brain (by Jakob Lodwick) Good idea refreshingly presented in collegehumor.com style....

3 hurdles to community formation

Following on from last post about trying to work some of the benefits of internet CoPs into intranet CoPs, there's some interesting reading over at Shawn Callahan's Anecdote blog. Shawn did some work on this while at IBM (as far...

Invisible Helpers

Andy Boyd makes a great point on anonymity and giving in commercial and non-commercial CoPs. While looking around the Lego Robot Kit CoP, he said he was "amazed at how much effort some people go to to help others (some...

April 23, 2005

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Guardian Unlimited | Online | Get mapping The way forward for low cost geodata seems to be a bike and a £25 handset (tags: Grid_Thinking) www.londongreenmap.org where to recycle in London (tags: Green Maps) LLRX.com - Using a Wiki...

April 22, 2005

Diversity and Problem Solving

On our naturally under-performing in groups

Mashed Up

On Aleatoric Sugar

April 20, 2005

Amazon Customer Service

At last, the UK Amazon Customer Service numbers

April 18, 2005

Doing what counts

From John Seddon, a business psychologist with a knack of putting things succinctly:"People do what you count, not what counts. Targets always make things worse."...

Thinking things are different

Wall Street financier Sir John Templeton has some wise words:The four most dangerous words in investment are: "It's different this time"Wonder how much that applies to social software and organisational behaviours?...

The Mathematics of Love

On Gottman and his love lab.

Naked communication

On F.X.Enderby and being naked without mechanically mediated communication.

April 7, 2005

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Questionnaire for KM Readiness PWC/Sveiby owned Collaborative Climate Readiness survey (tags: Knowledge_Management)...

April 4, 2005

Outgrowing the Organisation

Seems to me that individuals are increasingly outgrowing the organisation. Expectations are aimed at fuller, richer lives, at travel, at the pursuit of interests, and at freedom of routine. And we expect organisations somehow to support us in this. Put...

Parliament, Councils and Online Communities

On a recent debate in Parliament about online communities, support, and vested interests.