Category: Future of the Internet

17 Uncertainties that will Define (or Redefine) Your 2014

Download the entire paper here. 1. Workforce Dynamics Key Dynamic: Will the workforce effectively integrate, or will generational issues result in bifurcation? What skill gaps and needs for knowledge will emerge as each generation seeks to define its future? 2. Globalization Key Dynamic: Will the global economy march to ever more ubiquity, or will it.

Read more

Activating Citizens: I won’t go dark on SOPA or PIPA

Activating Citizens: I won’t go dark on SOPA or PIPA Activating Citizens…A sit-in is a protest that uses physical space to assert, in a passive way, the right of a person, or persons, to be where they are and to interact, hopefully in a positive, constructive way, with the people they don’t agree with—usually a.

Read more

Shakespeare in Theory – and Why Computer’s Aren’t As Interesting As They Used to Be

or Shakespeare isn’t Anonymous In light of the fun, interesting, and I think, utterly fictional Anonymous, I thought I would repost this item from my now defunct Future of Information Work blog. Be challenged, but enjoy. 4/7/2008 2:45:59 PM Shakespeare Wars I have finally finished Rosenbaum’s Shakespeare Wars. I love Shakespeare, but why include comments.

Read more

The Problem with Klout’s Recalculations

I have no issue with a company creating a better mousetrap, or a better way of rating mousetraps. In the case of Klout, and their recalculations of social influence scores, the problem is implementation, not refinement. And that brings me to some other issues with Klout. What I didn’t like about Klout’s recalculation is that.

Read more

Six Cautions for IT in the Cloud Planners, or Why Bernard Golden is Wrong

CIO Magazine ran a story this week (July 29, 2010) on six predictions on how cloud computing will change IT, taking it from the hodgepodge of today’s options into the smooth waters of a post-cloud world where IT only has one choice.  Even the opening premise leaves me flat, because as we move to a.

Read more

Visual Notes from my stop on the Podio World Tour

  All rights reserved by Team Podio http://www.flickr.com/photos/podio/5944906748/lightbox/

Read more

What We Won’t Learn from IBM’s Watson Playing Jeopardy!

The game show Jeopardy! will host an unusual array of contestants on Februrary 14-16, 2011. Two of the shows superstars, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, will be pitted against Watson, an artificial intelligence (AI) created by IBM engineers. Watson will not teach the world anything new about a generalized artificial intelligence. In the moment, as.

Read more

Pirates Pine for Alternative Internet

Here’s are a couple of paragraphs that didn’t make it into the final cut on Internet Evolution. You’ll get the gist …read the entire post here: Pirates Pine for Alternative Internet Rather than capture legitimate information from the Internet and employ it directly for nefarious gain, information pirates propose their version of Sherwood Forrest, complete.

Read more

My Take on Gartner’s Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

Gartner put out their list of year end predictions on the November 30th. Here is my response. Their press release can be found here: Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond (Garnter predictions in bold, my response follows each.) By 2015, a G20 nation’s critical infrastructure will be disrupted.

Read more

Why Faculty Should Employ Technology Du Jour

I have talked to many K-12 educators, as well as college professors. Some are adventurous technophiles, and others are resistant, reluctant or not technology capable of embracing new technology as moves into common use. I think we need to encourage faculty to embrace technology as it arrives, and provide them the tools and support to.

Read more