Adam Arvidsson on Ethics and the General Intellect
An interesting opportunity to read, discuss and add commentary to the draft of his new book. He states in the second chapter, ‘ethics’ is not simply a ‘philosophy of the good’, but a technology of management.” Here, one can examination social and ethical questions of web 2.0, crowdsourcing and other recent web initatives.
The New York Times on X Foundation: It's "something like American Idol for the technorati.”
They're asking venture capital firms to cough up some money to offer as incentives for entrepreneurs to create new technologies. Already, the foundation has awarded $10 million to designers of a private spacecraft. With Google and PayPal founders on the foundations board they must be ready for the ride!
From the ProductWiki Blog: Who contributes/Who leaches? Nay or Yay, do the Nay’s have it? ProductWiki delve into the mathematics of user-generated content and come to the conclusion, with some informative links, that in several instances it’s just a small number of users who are involved.