Over the past month I've been fortunate to work with some very capable senior leaders in organisations facing the amorphous challenge of "digital transformation". At first I struggled to nail this jelly to the wall. I had to account for why, if the change is driven by computers and the internet, the solutions so often … Continue reading Gotta catch ‘em all, or, a story about digital transformation in four movements
HT to Emma Bearman for tweeting me this Imperica article on Cedric Price. It's so important to see change as a thing people demand of technology, not, as often framed, the other way round. "Technology enables variation" - that's basically what I meant in appropriating John Ruskin's term "changeful."
And now for today's news from the Department of Serendipity. Quote Investigator digs diligently, delightfully and with positive results into the provenance of William Gibson's lumpily doled-out future|present. But the bit that stands out for me is Ralph Thomas' 1967 criticism of Marshall McLuhan... McLuhan suffers also from a mixed-up time sense. He believes the … Continue reading “That even space travel is now a reality”
Presentation at Bettakultcha's Hallowe'en event, the day the human population hit seven billion... Original post: http://matt.me63.com/2011/09/16/the-pace-of-change/
It has become a commonplace of our culture that we live in a time of accelerating change. Take this extract from Stephanie Rieger and Bryan Rieger’s dConstruct presentation. Slides 52-56... It took radio 40 years to reach a market penetration of 50 million... by comparison we only had 10 years to 'adapt' to television... while … Continue reading The pace of change