links for 2009-04-09

April 9, 2009

in general

  • We are at a time where we need more creative economic scenarios, not pitched on or about today rather scenarios that step out 20 to 50 years. (We can't think 50 years out really but that stretch is required). This synopsis of the present doesn't do either enough looking down the cellar stairs or provide alternate views of how the future may or could evolve. Still read it and you will know the future remains inherently uncertain. The challenge is helping people think about it. We need to look more to individual challenges and stories. They are the ones that will actually reframe the industry.
  • @mrblog http://mrblog.org/2009/04/08/tweefind-another-way-to-search-using-twitter/ has a good commentary. Historical tweets due to their limited information are hard to put a value on. By contrast content that is linked to many times – google pagerank – is many times more valuable. I suspect there is also a problem of A-listers weighting in Tweefind. However, congrats to Luca for testing out ideas and working them through; it's part of what makes Twitter and the ecosystem around it so interesting.
  • "In France in the 1980s, the socialists took over the banks. In the US in the 2000s, the banks took over the government. This is surreal……

    Let us move voluntarily into Capitalism 2.0 by helping what needs to be broken break on its own, converting debt into equity, marginalising the economics and business school establishments, shutting down the “Nobel” in economics, banning leveraged buyouts, putting bankers where they belong, clawing back the bonuses of those who got us here, and teaching people to navigate a world with fewer certainties."

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