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- Why Open Source Works
- Volume 5, Number 11, May 12 - May 18, 2004
- Author Steven Weber looks beyond the hype on Open Source. More than a
self-governing utopia, it's a practical, sustainable way of organizing and
innovating. Its methods may soon be applied successfully in other sectors.
Plus, a "crazy" idea for Microsoft. more...
Success of Open Source
- Building a Culture of Innovation
- By Peter Denning
- Volume 5, Number 08, April 21 - April 27, 2004
- Peter Denning talks about transforming practice in a community, cognitive
blindness and finding dead cows. more...
- Epistemologically Multiple Actor-Centered Systems: or, EMACS at work!
- By Yuwei Lin
- Volume 5, Number 01, February 25 - March 2, 2004
- History shows how communal sharing and problem-solving
strengthen software functionality and innovation.
- Actors from different backgrounds contribute
multiple ways of knowing, understanding and resolving problems that
arise in the innovation process. This paper employs a
socio-technical perspective to analyze how editing macros are shaped
by diverse actors, and at the same time also shape these actors and
their practices. more...
- Esther Dyson . . . In Focus
- Volume 4, Number 50, February 18 - 24, 2004
- Venture capitalist Esther Dyson is the chairman
of EDventure Holdings, which publishes the influential monthly
computer-industry newsletter Release 1.0 as well as the blog Release
4.0. The company also organizes the high-profile technology
conference PC (Platforms for Communications) Forum, March 21-23,
2004. In this interview, she discusses her current interests, many
to be covered at PC Forum. They include her investments, how to stop
spam, outsourcing, and the overall high-tech industry environment.
- Stuart Russell on the Future of Artificial Intelligence
- Volume 4, Number 43, December 24, 2003 - January 6, 2004
- AI may not take over the world but it will
provide new and powerful tools. Smart microwave ovens? No big
deal. Full-size humanoid robots that walk, climb stairs, open and
close doors, and pick things up? Now that gets our attention.
- Intellectual Property Rights of Multimedia Enriched Websites
- Can original print and music survive the multimedia technology hoax?
By Charles Adetokunbo Shoniregun
Volume 3, Number 47, Week of January 20, 2003
- The raison d'Ítre of intellectual property right (IPR) is to
protect the originators from unauthorised copying of their ideas and
associated material for others' financial gain or general personal
benefit. This brings into play one of the most complex and
perceptively unclear areas of law. How does one prove that an item
of written work is original and How can an inventor assure the
patent's office that the idea is his/her own and not that of a
claimant from elsewhere? IPR law seeks to define guidelines to
address these and other problems, and to provide legal remedies for
those who assert their ownership rights. Many of the IPR issues
existed before the Internet came into being, hence we are in a
position where due to the newness, unfamiliarity and evolving nature
of the Net, pre-Internet issues are magnified many times. more...
- The Rise of the Intelligent Enterprise
- Mother Nature knows best -- How engineered organizations
of the future will resemble natural-born systems. [pdf, 54kB]
- By Kemal A. Delic and Umeshwar Dayal
- Volume 3, Number 45, Week of December 30, 2002
A very interesting and easy to read book is Emergence by Steven Johnson.
- Architecting Durable Things
- Enterprise design should be more like the B-52.
By Kemal A. Delic
Volume 3, Number 36, Week of October 21, 2002
- The Design of a B52 hasn't much changed on the first view. Nevertheless
the whole Technology in the inside of this airplane has been completely
adapted to the newest technology. more...
- Channeling Innovation
- By James L. Fahey
- Volume 3, Number 35, Week of October 14, 2002
- Despite its importance to business, innovation can be a confusing
distraction. An effective process for managing innovation allows
organizations to respond to markets while remaining focused on business
- Collaborative Commerce
- The next phase of the Internet's impact on business. more...
By Scott Kownslar
Volume 3, Number 33, Week of September 30, 2002
- Interesting here is the definition of the term
webservice and it's underlying simple transport mechanism - the
http-protocol - and XML for Data transfer between
- The Somatic Engineer
- Engineers trained in value skills will be superior professionals
and designers. more...
By Peter J. Denning, PhD.
Volume 3, Number 29, Week of September 2, 2002
- Intel Inside Track
- By Annabelle Gawer
- on the surprising sources of leadership in interdependent environments. more...
- Volume 3, Number 27, Week of August 19, 2002
- Annabelle Gawer is Assistant Professor of Strategy and
Management at INSEAD, and co-author of the new book, "Platform
Leadership: How Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco Drive Industry
Innovation" (Harvard Business School Press). The book's co-author is
Michael A. Cusumano, Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School, Chairman of the Board of the MIT Sloan Management Review,
and coauthor of the bestseller "Microsoft Secrets".
- This article includes some interesting thoughts about the power of
innovation regarding Microsoft and Linux as an example of closed- and
open source and how a the
roles of technology leaders change in an interdependent economic environment.
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