Clopen = Closed + Open

>Google has made much of Android being “open” for use by anyone and thus potentially better than the “closed” system of the Apple iOS world. **But “clopen” would be a better way to describe Android, as some have, because it’s both closed and open at…

The Self-Reliance Economy

>Basically, they hire a middleman. Procter & Gamble, for instance, realized that although Walmart is its single largest customer, System D outposts [off-the-books, self-reliance economies], when you total them up, actually account for more business. So Procter & Gamble decided to get its products into…

Tech Criticism

>At the end of this year I’m thinking about **the need for proper criticism of software,** alongside other arts like theater, movies, music, books, travel, food and architecture. **It’s finally time to stop being all gee whiz about this stuff.** Tech is woven into the…

It’s Own Thang.

>It’s an incredibly exciting time to be creating things on the web. This year’s advances in browsers, standards, and smart thinking have enabled us to finally begin to web design. **We’re no longer forced to think of the web as a digital reproduction of physical…

Ay, where’s the rub?

>Frictionless sharing makes sharing meaningless. via Mike Loukides, [The End of Social](http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/12/the-end-of-social.html)