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One of the repeating features of the commentary on Web 2.0 is that with the new tools for online collaboration many things can now be done without organisations that previously required bureaucracies. We can crowdsource, we can co-design, co-deliver and openly innovate as never before.
Most of the commentary on the crisis in the economics disciplines since the credit crunch has focussed on the problems within banking and insurance.
One of the criticisms made of the IT discipline is the obscurity of our jargon and the proliferation of TLAs. The truth is that all disciplines and professions have their jargon words and phrases. Jargon is very useful and within a community can be very effective.
At this time of the year, those of us in futures work are often asked to provide predictions or suggestions for the coming year. At the same time it is a period of reflection to gauge what insights past suggestions may have yielded or what we missed or just got plain wrong. It’s a valuable exercise.
Social Media has within the consumer space has been a defining phase in the evolution of the IT Industry. The speed and scale of the growth of Facebook, Bebo and the like has been quite breathtaking.
An enjoyable day at the Royal Society! The EPSRC leads of the digital economy programme for RCUK. This is a wide interdisciplinary set of activities that look in a joined up way at the benefits and risks of the digital technologies as well as their general development.
For the first time in around 20 years we do not have a minister responsible for IT in Education. The new administration has closed BECTA the agency for IT in schools and FE. Unlike the previous administration that saw IT as a tool for transforming the experience of education. The new education department is at best luke warm, wanting more traditional lessons taught in traditional ways.
For me, the laziest and lamest excuses that senior folk make is ‘we didn’t see it coming’ and ‘no one could have anticipated that happening’.
The Public Library is one of the institutions held in the highest affection in the UK. If you doubt that, look at the reaction when even the smallest branch is earmarked for closure. In these economically challenging times, the library is one of the “softest” targets for cuts. Of course, we live in a time when the e-book reader and downloads are biting into the traditional book market.
The increasingly pervasive nature of computing means that its interaction with other sectors of the economy and society are central to an understanding of the future directions that IT may or may not take.

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