Too many cooks, too many kitchens

Imagine a society in which kitchens are rare.  No one has one in their home.  Everyone has to go out to eat three meals a day.  As a result, the society employs quite a large number of professional chefs to work in the few large kitchens, cooking food for everyone else. Now imagine that technological …

The problem with political journalism

George Packer may not be right about Twitter, but he’s right on in his assessment of political journalism.  In this blog post he calls out specific writers in specific pieces for focusing entirely on political performance and perception. Importantly, he puts this sort of empty journalism side-by-side substantive reporting on other issues in order to …

Beyond time I started blogging…

I’ve been putting this off for far too long.  It’s been well over a year that I’ve been looking for an outlet to share my thinking and reading on how the internet is changing human communication and collaboration.  But I kept delaying diving in.  I wanted more than just a blog – I wanted a …