Some stuff I'm reading this week...
Diane P. Pozefsky earned a Sc.B. Degree in applied mathematics from Brown University in 1972 and her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at UNC in 1979 under the tutelage of Doctor Fred Brooks. She joined IBM Corporation, Raleigh, NC, in 1979 as a member of the Communication Systems Architecture Department working in the specification and application of the Systems Network Architecture (SNA). Large, complex, feature-rich network architecture developed in the 1970s by IBM. Similar in some respects to the OSI reference model, but with a number of differences. SNA is essentially composed of seven layers. She worked for IBM for 25 years and was named an IBM Fellow in 1994 in recognition of her work on APPN and AnyNet architectures and development. She was tasked with the network and application design for the 1998 and 2000 Olympics.
Despite the industry’s somewhat luddite reputation, 36% of respondents engage in social networking. Proletarian MySpace (20.4%) and professional LinkedIn (18.5%) attract the most with wunderkind Facebook (14.3%) following close behind. As a way to connect with friends, MySpace is a hit, but as an aside, some book people are blunt about its dismal publishing potential. “MySpace isn’t really that helpful in promoting authors,” comments a prominent New York agent. “But it’s one thing an author can use to feel proactive, so it’s worth trying. There aren’t a lot of outlets for authors to feel like they’re working to promote themselves actively.”
Nice tag visualization.
A successful poster is not created overnight. Preparing a well-organized, visually-pleasing poster requires you to plan well in advance. First, consider your audience and what type of poster you’ll create. Next, gather your supplies and decide what information to include. From this point, create the text and graphics. Remember to consider how these work together and then format your poster accordingly.
Today, of course, the nature of work is changing. Among other things, it's more mobile, cognitively complex, team-based, and collaborative, and new generations are entering the workplace. And yet with all of this, most organizations have not changed the place where their people work. The California Management Review recently reported that "less than 5% of U.S. corporations tie the workplace to corporate strategy or see it as a tool for improving organizational performance."
After all, that's the key corollary to the William Gibson line that I quote so often ("The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet."): once the future does become evenly distributed, it's not the future any more. It's the present.
The Brown Act, originally a 686 word statute that has grown substantially over the years, was enacted in response to mounting public concerns over informal, undisclosed meetings held by local elected officials which were not in compliance with requirements for advance public notice; instead, they were skirting laws by holding secret 'workshops' and 'study sessions'. The Brown Act solely applies to California city and county government agencies, boards, and councils, whereas the comparable Bagley-Keane Act mandates open meetings for State government agencies.
America Internet usage population and telecommunications reports.
When you look at the data on Americans without broadband at home, it suggests that it will take time to get these holdouts off the digital sidelines.
The Brown Act of 1953: how this positive policy now negatively affects civic collaboration | ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon
it is necessary to look at how the Brown Act could be reformed in order to lead governments towards better, simpler and cheaper public engagement. Hands are tied until we bring these laws up to date and accommodate for new technology that can provide much bigger wins for the future. Diversity runs in all directions.
Because trustees may often start their terms with little knowledge of how a governing board actually operates, the San Benito County Office of Education recently held a workshop on the Brown Act, which regulates the state’s open meeting laws.
This is interesting, Coworking Ireland did a survey and asked what additional services people would want in a coworking space and 29% said printing/photocopying and 20% said virtual receptionist. This is very different from what happens in our space (and in others from what I hear) where a printer is rarely used and everyone has their own cell phones (no landlines). I wonder if that is cultural or if it is just one of those things that people think they want, but don't actually end up using much.
Coworking Ireland's blog. I need to add this to the coworking general blog. Man, they have a better url!