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Road thinking. (Scripting News)
Their complaints about the product echo mine, but after reading JLG's excellent piece, and thinking about it, I realize they didn't get what Apple is doing, and neither did I. I mean I did get it in a certain way, it's a start-over. Let's try to recreate the Mac, but do it based on what we have learned since 1984. Gassee explains why Jobs doesn't want Flash. No least-common-denominator software here, says Steve. We are not part of a cross-platform strategy. Okay, I thought about it, not sure I'd play it that way, but I understand why they are.

To be clear -- the future iPad has a keyboard and word processing software. They're going to roll out all the features of the Mac, one step at a time, bud this time they're going to avoid the pitfalls. Their ace in the hole -- if they don't like how something is going, they have the power to nuke it. Adobe is the first BigCo to get the message. Everyone who follows will get the same message.
apple  ipad  twitter  platform  ecosystem  opensource  iPhone  open  facebook  identity 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
OpenLearn - The Open University
The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials. This is the LearningSpace, where you'll find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion forum. Study independently at your own pace or join a group and use the free learning tools to work with others.
education  mathematics  languages  computing  science  nature  society  study-skills  learning  free  elearning  university  courses  opensource  open  e-learning  openlearn  management  business  MBA  course  course-ware  open-university 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Set our Data Free and Create a (Digital) Economy | redcatco blog
today’s digital information is trapped in non-portable and hard to process formats.
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DATA.GOV.UK
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There are four aims behind the project and opening up the data: 1) Aid transparency and accountability. 2) Empower citizens to drive public service reform. 3) Unlock the social and economic value in the data. 4) Stimulate the UK’s digital economy, with regard to technology and research in the web domain.
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new generation of digital talent
My hope is that the data will provide a platform for an ecosystem of businesses and micro-businesses, as well as non-profit organisations, to create value for UK Plc, both for the public good and for economic good. It will also be a proving ground for a new generation of geeks who can work with massive datasets and produce insights from them. Exactly the kind of folks the knowledge-based business of the future will need.
ecosystem  data  semantic  journalism  free  knowledge-based  freedom  digital  economy  digital-economy  api  government  gov2.0  collaboration  open  OpenD  openness  opensource  crowdsourcing  Transparency  accountability  economics  crowd  wisdom-of-the-crowd 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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