Of course this subject is top of mind for me. See this post from the summer. Given the personal importance I place on this concept, I'm always drawn to new discussions. The earlier post describes some of the writings of early writers on the subject--Amitai Etzioni and Robert Bellah. This morning I was pulling together [...]
Category: Through a new lens
Who says they are marginalized people?
I'm back from an intense four days at Santa Clara University for IEEE's Global Humanitarian Conference. I have written elsewhere about the presentation I was giving on technology due diligence in humanitarian contexts. I first introduced this idea, that we needed an enhanced form of due diligence when considering technologies for humanitarian projects, last year [...]
Communitarian Ethos for Technology
Nicholas Kristoff is returning to the New York Times but for a few months between October 2021 and early spring 2022 he was a candidate for Governor of Oregon, my home state. His candidacy would have caught my attention no matter what he said at launch or how he described himself but I was intrigued [...]
The soul of innovation
This thought that tech architecture might be rooted in something other than way cool technology or wealth creation rolls around in my mind all the time. It informed the due diligence methodology I recently proposed for IEEE's Global Humanitarian Technology Conference. It also relates to my memoir project covering my experience and insights as a [...]
Humanitarian Tech and Crypto
IEEE is preparing for another Global Humanitarian Technology Conference and I have submitted again. I billed this as Part II of the technology due diligence methodology for humanitarian contexts. Here is my new abstract which combines elements of the first GHTC talk I delivered and my participation in the Web 3 panel of January. The [...]
Web3, Meaningful Framework or Rebranding
I was invited to participate in a panel discussion about Web3. This is the title: "Governance and Web 3.0: Sense and Sensibility." It struck me as a clever enough title. The details were a bit complicated. It was a virtual meetup with over 80 attendees. I suspect most were enthusiastic about the Blockchain/Crypto angle on [...]
What makes technology humanitarian?
This is the month when I deliver my very first talk at IEEE's Global Humanitarian Technology Conference. Here is the abstract: The United Nations addresses economic objectives in SDG 8 (promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduce inequality within and among countries to achieve greater participation in economic growth). A 2017 UN [...]
I coined the term Open Technology
It was late 2004. I had been asked to make the idea of a small business incubator in Beaverton, Oregon (Portland outskirts) a reality. The City of Beaverton put up the initial funding. The Software Association of Oregon (SAO), learning of this, decided to jump in with some gentle nudging to make sure the incubator [...]