Fear of the Internet Part 1

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

The organised are in charge. The form their organisation takes is something they have a vested interest in.

Other people creating rival organisations are a threat to these people.

Networked computers make it cheaper and easier to organise things. That is, they allow people to create new forms of organisation.

The internet is the great organising machine.

Fear of the Internet is fear of rival forms of organisation. Anti-internet protectionism is an attempt to preserve existing forms of organisation by making it harder and more expensive to organise things via the internet.


Monday, December 26th 2011


Festivorian Bloff

Sunday, December 25th 2011

festivorian bloff


Saturday, December 24th 2011


Snout Honker

Friday, December 23rd 2011

Snout Honker

The New Technostigmergy Versus the Ancient Chunk Loop Heuristic

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

Vaguely following on from:

Let's say a big, traditional organisation wants to do something. Someone is delegated to bring 100 people together. And help them work on it.

How do you organise that many people?


What?!? Okay, so this is a slight tangent, but bear with me ...

Can you remember that number, without resorting to mnemonic tricks? Probably not.

What about this set of numbers?






The traditional hierarchy is a way of coping with this limited capacity of the human brain. I've written about this before.

How do humans process information in groups?

Here is a useless graphic that doesn't explain anything:

useless graphic :-)

I call it the ...

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