Tagged: theory


The internet makes me think in the present tense

The now-ness of the Internet engenders impulsive, unthinking responses over considered ones, and a tendency to think of communications as a way to bark orders or fend off those of others. I want to satisfy the devices chirping and vibrating in my pockets, only to make them stop. Instead of looking at each digital conversation […]

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Intellectual Pointillism

I’m a big fan of long, continuous texts of course, but I’ve started to think about what digital is doing to my reading and thinking habits as a kind of intellectual pointillism, where my own thoughts and those of many others are forming a kind of continuum. That all these little bits of text, and […]

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Escalante Blue

The name of my company, Taste of Blue is taken from a William Gibson quote but I love how Matt Webb defines and relates blue to the internet in his Escalante presentation : Blue is a good colour. It’s the colour of Neptune, of course; it’s the colour of the future of humanity. It is […]

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Is The Tipping Point Toast?

An interesting counterpoint to some of Gladwell’s theories in Tipping Point. (oups, article is old and book even older)

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Complexity And Humanity – Freesouls

The set of human systems necessary for action in this complex, unpredictable set of conditions, combining rationalization with human agency, learning and adaptation, is as different from managed systems and perfect markets as the new Toyota is from the old General Motors, or as the Internet now is from AT&T then. The hallmarks of these […]

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