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Joren De Wachter
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it's appropriate that tax funded research is made available to all without distribution monopolies. TechTransfer anyone?
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A passionate talk about how we pay for music (or don't):
Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
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What a read.
 
Smart billionaires are worried. They see their own their own futures being endangered by the dumb billionaires.  Those who got rich by paying attention to trends — like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs… and Warren Buffett… are starting to see a truly scary prospect on the horizon.  Torches and pitchforks. Or one word that says it all (look it up).

“Tumbrels.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html#ixzz35rZGi5zI

The dire, freedom-wrecking consequences of wealth disparity were discussed long ago by Adam Smith. They were the root cause of both the French and American revolutions — one of which resolved the situation with moderation, the other with pain. And the tradeoff is starkly portrayed in an article by billionaire Nick Hanauer, on Politico.

“Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.”  This kind of “smart billionaire” will be our secret weapon, in the fight for our Great Experiment to continue.
Memo: From Nick HanauerTo: My Fellow ZillionairesYou probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for...
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sometimes it seems to look so easy - yet it never is
 
The total area of solar panels it would take to power the world, Europe, and Germany - http://boingboing.net/2014/06/12/the-total-area-of-solar-panels.html important point
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Open data are essential to the functioning of our institutions.
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“People have been clicking on video for decades—we call that a video game. While the concept of leveraging videos and making them interactive has been around for a while, there hasn’t been a company that takes a holistic view to transform video into something that can live in the 21st century…” | http://bit.ly/1xKLEHr
Interview with Pieter Mees, Belgian founder of Zentrick - an interactive video company which has now expanded to NYC.
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At a meta level, it's quality re-asserting itself, alongside quantity. Life is more than numbers, it has values.

Without values, the numbers have no value.
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I really like this concept: you buy a useful product, and it is shared across the world with those who need it even more. Just bought one.
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This is very interesting - peer to peer networks that can create value without centralized authority.
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The Shift to {Open|Linked|Big} Data - http://www.slideshare.net/greebo/open-data-presentation-2013-v0-9 presentation by @piawaugh #AU #opendata
1 The Shift to {Open|Big|Linked} Data Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the data Pia Waugh Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 Technology and Procur…
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Surprise surprise - patent trolls kill innovation and startups.
Heavy patent litigation scared off about $22 billion in VC funding over 5 years.
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