2001

One of the great pleasures of writing a daily post here has been watching the steady trickle of visitors coming through. In the last 365 days, a little over 900 visitors from 61 countries (list below) have viewed this blog a total of 2001 times. One way of looking at this is that almost no-one reads DriverlessCrocodile – which makes…

Creative Commons resources – open source literacy webinar

Note: Links to resources are at the bottom. The footnotes are worth reading. On Thursday I attended ‘Creative Commons Basics’, a webinar hosted by the Global Reading Network. It was very good. Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons, made an excellent presentation about the basics of Creative Commons licensing, followed by Q&A. I’ve done a fair bit…

Ordinary people. Good work.

Good to Great is all well and good, but what about Pretty Good to Very Good? I’ve been mulling over the DC podcast and this is what I’m going to focus on: ordinary people doing good (and important) work. Not multi-million pound-dollar businesses and organisations, but those working with tens or hundreds of thousands. Not companies boasting world-class-execution-across-the-board, but individuals…

Attitude: something to share

Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work,┬ádoing something useful with their own hands,that they may have something to share with those in need. Paul of Tarsus – Letter to the Ephesians Two thoughts: Integrity in our work is a baseline and an enabler – a starting point. The end of work is not merely to…

How tools spread

How do tools – ideas and understandings, practices, and real physical tools – get to the people who need them? Some tools may only need to be seen to by copied and spread. A tool will spread if it is: Visible – people need to see it (or hear, or read about it) Beneficial – people need to see that…

Copyright and sharing

Give it away now RHCP Some thoughts from other people about this as a start. Thanks to DB for the prompt! From Seth Godin How to protect your ideas in the digital age So, how to protect your ideas in a world where ideas spread? Don’t. Instead, spread them. Build a reputation as someone who creates great ideas, sometimes on…