Old wineskins, new wine, and bottling up value in technology

In a brief and penetrating post, John Hagel and John Seely Brown focus the question best set up (though not by them) in the Biblical metaphor of wine and wineskins. Our institutions are the old wineskins. The new wine of disruptive technological innovation is being steadily poured into them. Its value is increasingly failing to … Continue reading

We Need to Talk – about #Twitter: Reciprocal Knowledge Engine PLUS

Some time back I wrote and then revised a piece on both my Twitter use and the power of Twitter as a machine for building knowledge through mutual or reciprocal curation – what perhaps we can designate a “reciprocal knowledge engine. ” Google just told me that it could not find the phrase, so it … Continue reading

It’s coming. Privacy as biz model. Finally.

I’ve been arguing for a long time that biz model will surface in which privacy drives value. Now we have one. Here’s a search engine that explicitly refuses to implicate your ID date in your search effort. And it does not charge. My view has been that small fees, ad hoc or monthly, by social … Continue reading