Mitch Kapor keynoted at the Second Life Community Convention last weekend. He is also an investor and board member of Linden Lab, Second Life's progenitor.
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The always interesting JP Rangaswami, former CIO and now chief of Alternative Market Models at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, struck a chord in his recent post dealing with the triad of control, complexity and sprawling bigness.There is considerable organisational inertia to task redefinition, de-sequencing and re-sequencing, as people desperately try and hold on to fiefdoms and power bases built around particular task definitions and sequences.
Rod Boothby posts about potential effect of blogging on career development. Rod writes:I think that any business person who has long term career objectives in mind should be concerned about what they write in blogs.
Salesforce.com has hooked into Google AdWords via an acquisition of San Francisco-based startup Kieden Corp.
After Wikipedia deleted the "Enterprise 2.0" entry, the Enterprise Irregulars swarmed, responding to the critique of the term by a Wikipedian editor as a "neologism of dubious utility" and taking a crack at defining it.
Bryan Catherman has written at UtahPolitics.org about Pete Ashdown's mashup for tracking the location of campaign signs.
Video: The first Joint Regional Intelligence Center has opened in Los Angeles last month, with a goal of coordinating efforts among law enforcement agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. It's not the high tech CTU operation of the TV show "24," with encryption crackers, a hot line to the President or instant satellite repositioning and sending the images live to an operative's PDA.
Canada-based Solestrom has developed a bikini with a built-in dosimeter that's sensitive to sunlight. It will warn you when your cumulative exposure (over the course of a day) becomes dangerously high, and if you have the good sense God gave Gruyere, you'll head for the shade when it tells you to.
This week on The Dan & David Show, I'm late to the studio, so David and executive producer Marianne Wilman get the show off to a start. As usual David rants about DRM, especially Apple's, and explains via Eric Raymond and Tim Bray why Linux desktop isn't ready for prime time.
Metricon 1.0 took place in Vancouver earlier this month.