Financing Hyper-Virality in the Clouds
– This article probes the implications of cloud computing for financing very rapidly distributed internet-based services and products. It contains rough, inadequately researched thoughts, sparked from discussions at the recent CloudCamp Scotland. On this page: Cloud Computing Benefits Hyper-Virality Funding and Revenue Models Exploding Intangibles People The Caveat Cloud Computing Cloud computing is ...
Railways for Prosperity
– In the dying years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the United Kingdom government launched a policy document called "Roads for Prosperity". £23 billion ($35 billion) would fund a network of highway improvements. Schemes that eased capacity constraints on the strategic (primary routes) road network. It was a response to rising car use, and the belief that not providing sufficient highway capacit...
Thoughts on a Socio-Economic Environment based on Nothing
– The role of virtual worlds as a socio-economic environment.
– In 2007 I wrote some introductory Thoughts on a Socio-Economic Environment based on Nothing. This article continues to explore the value of things in a highly intangible, knowledge-based economy. It wanders through internet-based payment systems, economic structure, role of government, organisation of information, community, and society, before disappearing into the realms of philosophy. It contain...