One of the sense-making techniques I have used over the years is to take two words which are commonly used as synonyms in common day speech and make them into antonyms. That is to say, I take two words which are used interchangeably, and establish a difference between them. Now english as a language allows […]
I have been outdone and undone. In response to the post below asking for help, Toby from New Zealand replied on one list serve as follows: Dave I would only consider assisting if I could do so via a survey using hypothetico-deductive pseudo-scientific normative research techniques…preferably online…. Apologies, I couldn’t resist. In reality I have […]
My thanks to the Heresy blog for one of the best four minutes of tragic-comedy I have seen. You will have to watch the movie to get the title to this blog. Their thoughts on mobile phone abuse are also very tempting.
Its easy to get carried away with something new. We assume that if something works it will carry on working for ever, but in practice things start to break down or reach natural limits. Now we have the founder of the wikipedia creating a schism with the Citizendium in which the key differences are (and […]
It’s the 70th post of this blog which is a milestone, and it’s also a pleasant surprise that we are averaging over 3 comments per entry and climbing the technoranti list fast – so thanks to everyone who has contributed on and off line. At 70 one is allowed some indulgence so I want to […]
I was just doing a bit of research for my seminar later this week on networked government. Located at the Civil Service College in Singapore its something I’ve been looking forward to. The subject, which is one of the most important ones around at the moment, requires me to bring together a lot of current […]
Farshad whose company is leading the development of Sensemaker™ has a great tradition where his whole family go and live somewhere other than his normal haunts for a month every year. They set up the infrastructure so he can carry on working, but change their environment. This year was Argentina and on his blog he […]
I got copied on a great email earlier this week. It was from someone we had trainied on the recent accreditation course in Brisbane. I have replaced names with “X” and “Y”. Hi all. Recently I facilitated a review of the XXX run “Stylin Up”. Its a community owned process of building capacity in the […]
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