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The Future of Open and How To Stop It

In 2008, Jonathan Zittrain wrote a book called The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It. In it he argued that the runaway success of the Internet is also the cause of it being undermined, that vested interests were in the process of locking down the potential for innovation by creating walled gardens

Steve and TED’s Excellent Adventure

tedHave you ever found yourself at a party where you felt like if someone discovered who you really were, you would be ejected imm

Affordable Access: There Isn’t An App For That

No serviceInternet.org’s recent announcement of their zero-rated app

The Morality of Openness

I feel like my moral compass is broken.  Like many things that break, I put the first aberrations down to anomalies, exceptions that prove the rule.  But just as a real compass doesn’t point to true north but to a magnetic approximation of that, a proxy if you will, I am increasingly aware that my moral compass is an increasingly inadequate proxy in guiding my actions.

Prism – A Wake-up Call for South Africa?

Flag_of_South_Africa_questionRichard Poplak wrote a great article earlier today in the

Right Openness If You Meet the Open Guru on the Road, Kill Him

Buddha waiting in trafficLet me start by saying how much I love Open Source software, peer production, the tide that raises all ships, Wikipedia, all things

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