APPLICATIONS AS VIRTUAL STATES
A clearer example is the recent row between Google and China. Google, which already drives so much of what happens on the web, will, like many nation states, soon have to take up the costly task of defending its territory.
Achievements, Game Mechanics and Social Software
A game that requires no skill except committing lots of time and then hands out plenty of silly achievements doesn’t sound very fun at all. These things won’t last.
The Role of the Project Manager
I’m very suspicious of the very notion that projects should be “managed.” It’s people that need managing. Do that and the project tends to take care of itself. PMs waste vast amounts of time focusing on the wrong thing.