This is a crossover post with the Literacy as Technology thread – I’ll weave some of these ideas in there in the coming days. Kevin… Read More »Technology (19): Kevin Kelly on technological transitions as informational revolutions
Hat-tip to the excellent Oliver Burkeman and his 4000 Weeks. An interesting combination of the thoughtful, the fun, and the terribly naive from the great… Read More »Keynes on Purposiveness, Not Loving your Cat, and Ending Up in a Jam
Amazing alternate way to think about patents! @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/srwmi1QQpt — Manish Maheshwari (@manishm) November 20, 2021 See Also: Building blocks and open source organisationsHybrids (4):… Read More »Highlight Reel: Elon Musk on Opensourcing Tesla’s Patents
Technology (17): Speeding up the S-Curve – Azeem Azhar and Hau Thai-Tang on the accelerating electrification of automobiles
The Exponential View is usually worth a listen, and this was a really good interview. Here’s a highlight: AZEEM AZHAR: … let’s look at the… Read More »Technology (17): Speeding up the S-Curve – Azeem Azhar and Hau Thai-Tang on the accelerating electrification of automobiles
I haven’t been able to find a literacy campaign earlier than King Sejong the Great of Korea‘s 1443-1444 Hunminjeongeum (“The Correct/Proper Sounds for the Instruction… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (7): History’s First Mass Literacy Campaign?
Not Gutenberg Gutenberg put several important pieces together in a new way in 1439(ish) when he built what most of us probably think of as… Read More »Writing and Reading as Technology (6): Stop Press. Who invented moveable type?
Sorry to email subscribers receiving this twice due to a scheduling error. The extra bit at the bottom is interesting! The previous post in this… Read More »Technology (16): Clustering Technologies, Clustering People (v2)
This extract comes from a much longer piece on Jerry Neumann’s blog, Reaction Wheel. Highly recommended. A Technological System is a set of technologies that… Read More »Technology (15): Jerry Neumann on technological systems and constellations of innovations