Monthly Archives: August 2008

Chris Turner, “The Geography of Hope”, Quirks and Quarks, 2008/06/21

In planning more sustainable communities, we can travel the world to look for exemplars. When Canadian journalist Chris Turner set out on a journey around the world last year, he wanted to see what people were doing to save the

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Iqbal Quadir, “Technology Empowers the Poorest”, Longnow Foundation, 2008/05/21

Quadir came from Bangladesh to study in the U.S., and then returned to his home country. He believes in entrepreneurism over government policies. In Quadir’s view, it’s not that centralization per se creates poverty. Poverty is the natural beginning state

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Lou Carbone, “Creating Customer Loyalty”, IT Conversations, 2007/02/12

I know Lou Carbone from the Adaptive Enterprise community. His talk reminded me about how the number of people who haven’t heard about Experience Engineering is a lot bigger than those who have. Lou Carbone … will change the way

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Amanda Sinclair and Chris Turner, “Are some cultures more conducive to innovation than others?”, SBS World View, 2008/06/04

Is innovation could be related to geography? What sort of environment or society sets the conditions for new ideas and innovation, that will improve our lives? Why do some people and societies seem to do it better than others?You’ve heard

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Paul Romer, “On Growth”, Econtalk, 2007/08/27

Paul Romer is known as the researcher who developed New Growth Theory. Paul Romer, Stanford University professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about growth, China, innovation, and the role of human capital. Also discussed

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Dave Winer, AfterTv, 2006/08/26

I’ve seen Dave Winer’s name around the development of RSS and Atom as standards. From Frontier to RadioUserland to RSS to Podcasting, Dave Winer’s had a hand in it all. Inventing most of it and improving all of it. At

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Marc Rotenberg, “Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape”; and Susan Landau, “Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption”, MIT Press Podcast, 2008/02/04

Two talks on privacy in the information age. Marc Rotenberg is co-editor of Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape. Mr. Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC, and teaches information privacy law at

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