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I found an excellent presentation by Dick Hardt from Sxip Identity entitled "Identity 2.0". It follows the lessigian powerpoint style but is even quicker (almost every word has a a slide), uses more images, animation (mainly character based) and has white background instead of black. When he says something negative, he flashes the word on black background, which is a nice trick to emphasize a point.
Reactivity, Inc. has announced that they have technology to make RSS feeds inside an enteprise secure enough to be used for confidential business information transactions. So far RSS has been hyped only as a news/blog reading protocol, but increasingly RSS is gaining interest in the enterprise. Implementing security in the framework will help RSS to be integrated in the inner communication infrastructure of an organization.
A post by The NOSE, History of the Computer Industry in One Slide has a very good illustration of the transition from vertical to horizontal in computer industry. This is something that is happening now in businesses affected by new technology. They move from managing the whole supply chain to focus on their core competence and orchestrate the rest in a networked fashion.
My friend Alan Levine is on the run, a good article about comparing the excellent description of the CNN news gathering method with the way of education. Regarding learning objects, we are still in the stone age compared to what CNN is doing with their own "learning objects" already today.
An interesting article by STRATFOR points to a bigger picture that the mass media doesn't. The devastation of New Orleans and its effect on global economy is not only an issue about oil, but more about the whole agriculture of the Mississippi region. The region had built the US economy in the first place and it's the place where all the rivers - and therefore - all goods flow. Without people operating a port in the mouth of the Mississippi river and absence of a system to support those people, the result will be a disturbing impact not only on the US economy, but on the global economy as well.