amaah + toli + analysis   4

On IBM and Africa
Thinking aloud about IBM's initiative on innovation and economic development in Africa, some personal history, a case study and some analysis, your basic Saturday morning briefing notes...
IBM  Africa  technology  business  development  economics  strategy  history  culture  infrastructure  innovation  observation  analysis  computing  networks  pricing  ideas  modeling  thinking  internet  web  Ghana  GreatGame  LowEndTheory  toli 
may 2007 by amaah
Articles of Faith
"Let's start, if you will, with the downfall of Satan" - a look at some Nigerian pop art deployed in the service of the good lord.
art  pop  religion  faith  tradition  modernity  superstition  christianity  culture  whimsy  humour  wit  Nigeria  Africa  angels  demons  analysis  theology  toli  juju  poster  reflection 
april 2007 by amaah
The Low End Theory of Networks
Rumsfeld Taxonomy of Networks & Technology Adoption and System Design 101: Ruthlessly leverage disruptions in the system, Lower coordination costs through layer stripping, Favour participation over control, Temper the human factor to encourage adoption
networks  end-to-end  systems  GreatGame  technology  architecture  design  economics  control  participation  coordination  strategy  policy  innovation  distribution  aggregation  incentives  arbitrage  politics  observation  analysis  whimsy  LowEndTheory  web  internet  resilience  adaptability  evolution  essay  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
On Coordination Costs and Human Factors
in which I present 3 postulates on coordination costs and the human factor as it relates to the adoption of technology and systems in distributed computing - There's also a nascent theology of REST, parables again
rest  design  architecture  technology  coordination  economics  web  humanfactors  adoption  comprehension  costs  theory  systems  software  leverage  language  data  jcr  jsr170  parable  analysis  networks  toli 
april 2006 by amaah

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