Monday, June 29, 2009

Disruptive technologies disrupt - goodbye newspaper companies

Disruptive technologies disrupt - goodbye newspaper companies | Tom Foremski: IMHO |
"My definition of a disruptive technology is that it disrupts."
That means the end of newspapers, telephones, cable television, magazines.

It means huge changes for music and movies. The RIAA can sue moms for millions, but it won't put the genie back in the bottle again.

And it means that General Motors is out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Cisco is in.

It also means that our social philosophy needs to change too. That's where ecojoy comes in.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gun Control and Ecojoy

Dr. George Tiller.

Stephen T Johns.

Two killed recently in Madison.

Guns didn't make them safer - guns killed them.

Oh, I know, "guns don't kill people, people kill people".

People with guns killed people.

The philosophy of Ecology of Joy has three parts:
  1. Motivation (what motivates people - joy and fear).
  2. Linkage (how people link between themselves - heterarchical and hierarchical).
  3. Transformation (how media and technology transform people and culture).
Guns are a technology. Guns, by their very presence (even when not being used) transform motivation to fear and interpersonal linkage to hierarchical. They are an eighteenth century technology in the twenty-first century. Guns bring negative value to an Ecology of Joy world.

NOTE: I am not advocating control of guns by government - that would also be hierarchical.

I am advocating control of guns by individual choice. Choose not to have a gun.