Ethics

On Plans and Institutional Momentum

Everyone loves a good plan. It gives direction, sets expectations, lets us know what’s coming next. It makes everything seem manageable. The problem with plans is that we have trouble letting go of them or allowing them to evolve with

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On Plans and Institutional Momentum

Everyone loves a good plan. It gives direction, sets expectations, lets us know what’s coming next. It makes everything seem manageable. The problem with plans is that we have trouble letting go of them or allowing them to evolve with

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Chimpanzees, Wasps and Functionless Functionality

When is a tool, not a tool? Apparently when it is a quasi-tool or a proto-tool. A tool provides functionless functionality. These were a couple of the epigramatics Barry Allen shared during a talk on technology, culture and civilization. ((Quasi-tools

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Chimpanzees, Wasps and Functionless Functionality

When is a tool, not a tool? Apparently when it is a quasi-tool or a proto-tool. A tool provides functionless functionality. These were a couple of the epigramatics Barry Allen shared during a talk on technology, culture and civilization. ((Quasi-tools

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Digital Nomadacity

The consistently thought-provoking Chris Brogan explores how current digital tools provide for greater freedom in employment and life in general. Chris makes some prescient referrals to technologies and ponders why one should focus on being more mobile or consider being

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Digital Nomadacity

The consistently thought-provoking Chris Brogan explores how current digital tools provide for greater freedom in employment and life in general. Chris makes some prescient referrals to technologies and ponders why one should focus on being more mobile or consider being

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Curious Putin Shadows

Once more I plunder from the idiosyncratic EnglishRussia blog. There’s always a daily dose of intrigue at the site. What better to feature today – especially after Putin has taken another step towards restoring tradition by suspending one of the

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Curious Putin Shadows

Once more I plunder from the idiosyncratic EnglishRussia blog. There’s always a daily dose of intrigue at the site. What better to feature today – especially after Putin has taken another step towards restoring tradition by suspending one of the

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the real social

I have spent the last decade naturally evolving towards a work day that largely takes place in coffee shops. Having written my MA largely at the Second Cup in Guelph and turned to the Starbucks before that to do business

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the real social

I have spent the last decade naturally evolving towards a work day that largely takes place in coffee shops. Having written my MA largely at the Second Cup in Guelph and turned to the Starbucks before that to do business

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Wow. Strong Words.

Big kudos to Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the senate judiciary committee for making an impassioned demand to discover what happened to Maher Arar. The text is enlightening. He actually seems to see Canadians as strong and ‘valuable’ allies. Haven’t

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Wow. Strong Words.

Big kudos to Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the senate judiciary committee for making an impassioned demand to discover what happened to Maher Arar. The text is enlightening. He actually seems to see Canadians as strong and ‘valuable’ allies. Haven’t

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Journal versus Diary

Allan Bishop and I engaged in a rather interesting short discussion this morning on blogs, public discourse and what it means to share your thoughts in the internet era. He raised the story of the chap that went online and

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Journal versus Diary

Allan Bishop and I engaged in a rather interesting short discussion this morning on blogs, public discourse and what it means to share your thoughts in the internet era. He raised the story of the chap that went online and

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“I’m sorry, we don’t do God”

Yes, it’s Tony Blair when asked whether he prayed with George Bush when he visited the White House. A quick quip. What did he mean by this answer? No he and George W. don’t share religious practise, or is it

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“I’m sorry, we don’t do God”

Yes, it’s Tony Blair when asked whether he prayed with George Bush when he visited the White House. A quick quip. What did he mean by this answer? No he and George W. don’t share religious practise, or is it

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Privacy Concerns in the 21stC

Another interesting list I came across during the season of listing. This one comes from a bit of a site of paranoia…but maybe we should be afraid :-0. On the upside, this is a list of 13 Easy Ways to

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Privacy Concerns in the 21stC

Another interesting list I came across during the season of listing. This one comes from a bit of a site of paranoia…but maybe we should be afraid :-0. On the upside, this is a list of 13 Easy Ways to

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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