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Why We Need Big Organizations - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown - Harvard Business Review — "Bye, bye, organization guy." Those words start the first chapter in the estimable Daniel Pink's Free Agent Nation, published in 2007. In that book, Pink observed how increasing numbers of people in the US are choosing to work as independent contractors, temps, and on a project-to-project basis.

Doc Searls Weblog · Building better markets. Not just better marketing. — The comment thread in my last post was lengthened by Seth Finkelstein‘s characterization of me as "basically a PR person". I didn't like that, and a helpful back-and-forth between the two of us (and others) followed. In the midst of the exchange I said I would unpack some of my points in a fresh post rather than branch off in the comment thread.

Bookfuturism | mapping the future of reading — All signs suggest punctuation is in flux. In particular, our signs that mark grammatical (and sometimes semantic) distinctions are waning, while those denoting tone and voice are waxing. Furthermore, signs with a slim graphical profile (the apostrophe and comma, especially) are having a rough go of it.

bpython interpreter — bpython is a fancy interface to the Python interpreter for Unix-like operating systems (I hear it works fine on OS X). It is released under the MIT License. It has the following features: For more, see our about-page or just skip right to the screenshots.