Mark Powell Changes in the way we organise our lives

I like this, but I had one thought. It seems to me that as the use of comms has increased the battleground that results is one between the traditional ways of organizing work - 9-5, central work locations and Victorian approaches and new ways where people conduct work and personal lives on a 23-hour basis and switch seamlessly between then as well as lines between work and non-work life becoming blurred. The battle over the technology growth is also an attempt to reclaim the certainty and safety of traditional corporate structures and hierarchies.
Posted: 11 February 2010 at 00:00

Martin van Zyl Revolution will face tough cometition

With over 1 billion users on social network Facebook - it will be a dauting task to change this behaviour!
Posted: 25 March 2010 at 07:25

Wolfgang Grulke RE: Revolution will face tough cometition

Of course you're right that it would be a momentous and difficult change. But, however unlikely, the idea is really to consider what would happen to business and government strategies if such a change in attitude were to happen!

Just as an aside, the current Facebook numbers are around 400 million users worldwide.
Posted: 25 March 2010 at 11:25

Martin van Zyl RE: RE: Revolution will face tough cometition

Thanks for the inside (I only projected the figure to 2015) :)
Posted: 25 March 2010 at 11:42

Wolfgang Grulke RE: RE: RE: Revolution will face tough com...

Got it now, thanks! :)
Posted: 25 March 2010 at 13:14

Jyoti Hariharan start at home

Well, while it definitely looks like a daunting task to change this 'online' behaviour, I think this change has to start at home and with our children, so that we can bring up a generation of 'non techie humans'. Curb the amount of time they spend on the net or on computer games and encourage outdoor play, but i guess that will happen only when we as parents get time off our social networking !!
Posted: 25 March 2010 at 12:49


Nice one – brings the Human Dimension back into the technology space.

Good One!
Posted: 25 March 2010 at 20:39

Neil Jacobsohn The impact of the Internet on Society

This is a truly fascinating piece of research, worthy of deep consideration. The Internet has indeed become the technology that shapes our societies, in all corners of the earth. Many people surmise it is increasing isolation and making people more lonely than ever. But the research shows the opposite; that use of the Internet in fact increases sociability and builds stronger relationships. And that's just the start. Take the time to read this.
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