In case you hadn’t noticed, there are some big changes happening right now in the wider world… Lots and lots of them, at every scale and in just about every major context, from political to social, environmental to technological, and …

Possessed by possession? Read more »

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One of the practical problems of the innovator’s lifestyle is that, by definition, we tend to work a long way away (metaphorically speaking) from the mainstream. It’s true that there are some real advantages to playing the Outsider role – …

Real EA: crossing the chasm? Read more »

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We boarded the plane, settled down in our seats, to await pushback from the gate – the usual ‘hurry up and wait’ of everyday air-travel. Seemed to take a bit longer than usual, though. Strange clonks and thumps from beneath …

Where is the information when we need it? Read more »

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One of the comments on the previous post on the unacknowledged risks of  ‘cooperative IT’ triggered off an essay-length response that really deserves its own post. So here it is. 🙂 The comment that started it off was from Ric …

Architecture disaster? – we have an app for that! Read more »

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Twitter-correspondent Craig Hepburn posted a Tweet this morning pointing to Dion Hinchcliffe‘s excellent ZDNet article, ‘CoIT: how an accidental future is becoming reality‘, about the current rise and rise of ‘consumer IT’ or ‘cooperative IT’: It’s a story as old …

CoIT: another architectural disaster unfolds? Read more »

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Okay, so that’s all of the Mythquake book-project. The chapters, in variously-complete condition, are as follows: Mythquake MQ-1: Everyday upsets MQ-2: The centre of the universe MQ-3: I am what I do MQ-4: Whoever you voted for… MQ-5: Money makes …

Mythquake book: What happens next? Read more »

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The final section of the Mythquake book-project – a book I know I’ll now never complete, so I’m making it available for anyone who wants it. The previous chapter, ‘MQ-9: Possession‘, explored what will probably be the source of the most …

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More on the Mythquake book-project – a book I’d been trying to write for some ten years, but now recognise it’s time for me to hand it over to someone else (if anyone else wants it! 🙂 ) The previous chapter, …

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Summary of another chapter from the Mythquake book-project. The previous chapter, ‘MQ-7: Sugar and spice‘, covered probably the most controversial class of mythquakes, around cultural, societal, interpersonal and personal definitions of gender. It’s controversial because it’s something every person will experience …

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Another chapter from the Mythquake book-project. In the previous chapter, ‘MQ-6: The meaning of life‘, we explored major mythquakes that arise from collisions between ways of thinking – particularly science and religion, as ‘social constructions of reality’ that provide definitions of …

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