Do software suppliers only have half a brain? By Simon Hurst

Before I start I must stress that what follows are my initial impressions of what the range of Web 2.0 technologies is all about. This presents a couple of dangers.

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david_terrar's picture

Come for some more creativity next Wednesday

david_terrar | | Permalink

Hi Simon,
I'm really glad you enjoyed the Wiki event. I think you've got it spot on that the risks are far outweighed by the rewards in "opening up" the organisation to community developed content on a Wiki or a blog. You've also hit upon one of my favourite topics - how creativity is stifled by the command and control approach of most organisations. The problem starts in our schools with the current education system focusing on achievement in particular subjects, at the expense of the creativity that we so desperately need to remain competitive in the current world. Children are born creative, and then we educate it out of them and teach them conformity and fear of failure. If all we can do is churn out well trained graduates in business and accounting related disciplines, there are plenty of countries who can do the same at much, much cheaper wages than the UK. We need more focus on creativity in education and in the workplace.

The next Wiki Wednesday is being sponsored by Microsoft next week on 4th April, and is taking place at their Soho office. Full details are on the wiki. Please book yourself on for an injection of some more ideas.
David Terrar
Business Two Zero

dahowlett's picture

ah-ha

dahowlett | | Permalink

Sounds like Simon had an "ah-ha" moment. It's serendipitous to see the reference to gaping void.

shurst's picture

ah-ha

shurst | | Permalink

Speaking as a Led Zeppelin fan, that's probably better than an a-ha moment......