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SCARE TACTICS ABOUT INTANGIBLES

by ~ November 13th, 2008

I recently a story about software patents so goofy (to me, anyhow — YMMV) that I had to share it.The story was from the IT Examiner, titled, “US throws out most software patents.” The hook was a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. Instead of automatically granting […]

IT TAKES ‘T-SHAPED’ PEOPLE

by ~ November 13th, 2008

I’m a little embarrassed that it’s taken me almost two years to post this item — I saved a draft of it in January 2007, yikes — but even though I can’t find the link to the original story (The Korea Times, 21 Jan 2007), I thought it was worth posting anyway. It’s great food […]

NEW IDEAS ABOUT GENES?
AGAIN, I SAY: SPEAK TO ME OF RISK

by ~ November 13th, 2008

It is not always happy-making to be ahead of one’s time. On Tuesday, the New York Times published package of articles that explored new genetic research and new ideas of what a gene is. Much of the package was based on the findings of the ENCODE study, which was sponsored by the National Human Genome […]

MY STRATEGY+BUSINESS COLUMN ON INTANGIBLES

by ~ August 28th, 2008

Although the subject is mostly Mary Adams‘s purview at Hybrid Vigor, I wanted to post the link to my Strategy+Business column on intangibles in this quarter’s issue of the magazine. Unfortunately I was not able to quote either Mary or Henrik Martin, the CEO of Intellectual Capital Sweden, in the article, despite the fact that […]

CBA: THE BANE OF SANE
REGULATION (AND INNOVATION)

by ~ February 27th, 2008

The latest (Spring 2008) issue of Strategy+Business magazine is on the newsstand and on the web — and in it, my piece whacking cost-benefit analysis, the bane of innovation and sane regulatory policy. I’m already getting letters … (Free) registration is required to read the article online.

MORTON SCOOPED JUDSON/NYT BY 5+ YEARS

by ~ February 24th, 2008

Earlier this week, Olivia Judson posted a much-commented-upon essay on the biology of clouds at the New York Times site. I am happy to report that in April 2002, Oliver Morton, Hybrid Vigor Fellow and the news and features editor for Nature (as well as the author of two books), wrote a terrific monograph for […]

ME, ON WBAI TONIGHT

by ~ February 15th, 2008

Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be on WBAI-NY (99.5 FM) tonight, with a brief commentary (that I mentioned earlier this week) on the life of Josh Lederberg. It will close the evening news, which runs from 6 to 6:30 Eastern. The station streams live at http://www.wbai.org and I’m told the broadcast also […]

‘FUTURE NET,’ SAME AS IT EVER WAS

by ~ February 13th, 2008

A friend just sent me a story from Monday’s Guardian U.K., on control of the net by corporations, a.k.a. “net neutrality.” I’ve been writing about this issue since the early ’90s, back when I was writing Inside Technology at the San Francisco Examiner. And then again at Digital Media. And again at Technology & Media. […]

THE EVER PRESCIENT LEDERBERG

by ~ February 11th, 2008

While researching a radio commentary I’m writing on Joshua Lederberg, the Nobel Laureate who died last week, I found a interview he did with Computerworld Magazine in November 1986 for its Computers & Society issue. Called “Tying Minds Together to Advance Science and Social Intelligence,” Lederberg offered some fascinating and prescient perspectives on the role […]

NEW REPORTS FROM THE U.K. OFFICE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

by ~ February 8th, 2008

The U.K.’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) functions something like the late lamented U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, killed off by Newt Gingrich back in the ’90s. They regularly publish brief but fairly comprehensive, interdisciplinary reports with cross-sector relevance on trends in science and technology. POST recently published three POSTnotes entitled “Ecological Networks” […]