Paul de Chauvigny, 86 jaar, relatiesystemen zijn de enige systemen die een crisis en organisatie chaos overleven. Verder kletst Chauvigny duidelijk niet graag: Leiders moeten eerst zichzelf goed leiden, dromers hebben we niks aan en plezier is key. Basics zijn eigenlijk waar we veel meer innovatie kunnen vinden dan weer een ander boek over leiderschap of dingen die we moeten. Niemand volgt anders.
WikiLeaks (link probably won’t work) appears increasingly engaged in a game of digital whack-a-mole as it struggles to stay online after publicizing a huge array of some 250,000 leaked State Department documents relating to American foreign policy around the globe.
Today I wanted to export all my Facebook contacts into a cvs file, the goal was to update my Linkedin contacts. Sadly I discovered that, although my Facebook contacts are my friends, Facebook won’t allow me to export my addressbook.
Facebook will allow the importing of contacts from other sources such as Gmail or Hotmail, but won’t let you export your Facebook contacts. Anyway the above video shows you a workaround and below are some useful links:
A State Department official warned students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this week that discussing WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger their employment prospects.
“engaging in these activities would call into question [a student's] ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government,”
Remote control airplanes remain awesome grown-up tools to play with. I assume that these planes don’t fly as much around due to all kinds of security and terrorism rules. So seeing one actually filming the skyline and bridges of new york is quite cool to say the least. Enjoy!
Like a lot of people, I am conflicted about Wikileaks.
Citizens of a functioning democracy must be able to know what the state is saying and doing in our name, to engage in what Pierre Rosanvallon calls “counter-democracy”*, the democracy of citizens distrusting rather than legitimizing the actions of the state. Wikileaks plainly improves those abilities.
On the other hand, human systems can’t stand pure transparency. For negotiation to work, people’s stated positions have to change, but change is seen, almost universally, as weakness. People trying to come to consensus must be able to privately voice opinions they would publicly abjure, and may later abandon. Wikileaks plainly damages those abilities. (If Aaron Bady’s analysis is correct, it is the damage and not the oversight that Wikileaks is designed to create.*)
This video’s of an arranged marriage in Turkey. Interestingly the tables are turned and the guy seems to be the one forced into it. They travel, negotiate with the other family, then the girl traditionally makes coffee and serves everyone during the negotiations. A supposed happy occasion is actually a painful event. Like the partying/ cocaine theme in the song itself.
by John Perry Barlow Co-founded EFF, wrote songs for the Dead, ranched in Wyoming for 17 years. A weird father, a good friend, and an excellent ex.
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.
The forces of Anonymous have taken aim at several companies who are refusing to do business with WikiLeaks. 4chan’s hordes have launched distributed denial-of-service attacks against PayPal, Swiss bank PostFinance, and other sites that have hindered the whistleblowing site’s operations.
The most obvious lesson is that it represents the first really sustained confrontation between the established order and the culture of the internet. There have been skirmishes before, but this is the real thing.
Wikileaks has ignited a debate about the rights and responsibilities attached to freeing information.It has illustrated that Governments, however well intentioned, do not have the best judgement in terms of what it is right for citizens to know. It has shown that the established media no longer necessarily gets to make that call either, and forces us all to think about the consequences of that shift.
The hyves/msn/facebook digital generation, grown up with the social web is often depicted as a digital generation that doesn’t move the streets as much. Off course this is a fallacy, since the better networked/organised generation is much more acquainted with online activism.. making the move to offline activism simpler/better/faster than ever before. Offline activism however, does take more effort and heart. Well, don’t worry, watch the video.
They can’t stop us demonstrating, they can’t stop us fighting back, and how ever much they try to imprison us in the streets of London, those are our streets. We will always be there to demonstrate, we will always be there to fight… We are no longer that generation that doesn’t care, we are no longer that generation to sit back and take whatever they give us. We are now the generation at the heart of the fight back (via)
Photographic documentation of a Space Shuttle launch plays a critical role in the engineering analysis and evaluation process that takes place during each and every mission. Motion and Still images enable Shuttle engineers to visually identify off-nominal events and conditions requiring corrective action to ensure mission safety and success. This imagery also provides highly inspirational and educational insight to those outside the NASA family. This compilation of film and video presents the best of the best ground-based Shuttle motion imagery from STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124 missions. Rendered in the highest definition possible, this production is a tribute to the dozens of men and women of the Shuttle imaging team and the 30yrs of achievement of the Space Shuttle Program.(via)
Roy Gilsing is raising funds for Grabbit for iPad ‘The Rotatable Hardshell Handle Case’ on Kickstarter! Get a Grip on your iPad! Grabbit is a rotatable hardshell accessory case with a comfortable leather grip designed for the iPad.