Archive for January 2007

Let’s Copy America

January 16, 2007

The world’s biggest computer companies are being threatened by a host of new start-ups powered by open-source software, strings of inexpensive computers, and ‘mash-up’ websites which combine information in innovative ways. So argues Peter Day on Radio 4’s ‘In Business’ this Sunday after talking to some of the rising stars of the new wave computing revolution. He bemoans the conservatism of British business leaders compared to their American counterparts, in failing to recognise these developments. You can listen to the programme.

Another good American idea is the Californian website, which has noticed that, ‘The majesty of the commons is being neglected’. David Bollier expands on that thought in an Onthecommons’ Essay: (more…)