Dance of the ERPlephants

Behold: the beleagured ERPlephant, caught in a perpetual struggle to keep its gnarly data models away from it’s human interactors’ field of awareness (and mostly failing, until humans get round to platform-ifying ERP and letting bizfolk just download ERP apps from ERP stores). In the meantime, an ERP system has its work cut out. It …

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The Jaron Lanier effect

The Jaron Lanier interference pattern was bound to ripple its way back into my awareness, sooner or later. I blame this squarely on how long I stared at the pages  in the giant black+white coffee-table photobook ‘DREADS‘… in which his was one of the portraits.  And one of my favourite write-ups, I have to say. …

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Complex accounting is routing strategy. It's here to stay.

[updated : 2009-12-19] The only thing that’s interesting about the copenhagen climate summit is the strategies that nations employ to wriggle out of real and tangible cuts in emissions. The interconnectedness of environmental and other systems on our planet has made us turn, naturally, to network theory for gaining useful insights. This is becoming more …

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Not so fast, little internet…

Imagine that the ever-densifying network of devices that we know and love as the internet becomes sentient. Ish. Or aware or whatever: Dangling upside down via an umbilicus to its humbler origins, and having its ass spanked by Lady The Phenomenon of Emergence herself, will the quasi-conscious intelligence that gulps down it’s first breath be …

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Jobs for futurists

Updated 2012-02-17 :: version 05 – oh yeah. Ever dreamed of a job that simply doesn’t exist yet? Or a career in an unheard-of field or discipline? You might just be a generalist/futurist-in-waiting, born centuries too soon (or into the wrong branch of the multiverse). But titter ye not. You don’t have to be a life …

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