This week marks four years since the blog started and 20 plus years since I read a book that anticipated the human and citizenship dimensions of an immersive, online, digital and connected world hosting rival frameworks commanding human loyalty and shaping identity that still interest me today.
From the moment Hiro Protagonist crashed into a pool, mid pizza delivery ‘Snowcrash’ captured my attention and held it, in full defiance of my usual disinterest in sci-fi in ways not seen since ‘Star Trek Next Gen’.
If you’re a fan of the book, come visit the book club at the Metaverse store on 11 August, 318 Little Collins Street, Melbourne,
Confusing? Well why not throw Eventbrite into the mix?
One of the most challenging aspects about new economy speak has got to be its tendency to use words completely incorrectly; to rebrand management tropes for no good reason; and to use the same acronyms to mean several different things at once.
This one won’t tell you which IP is which or that Agile is the new name for continuous improvement (for software developers), or that CI is referred to as ‘Lean’ everywhere else, but it will tell you enough to know whether to a start-up might be able to benefit from your existing skills and experience, and / or if you’d like to invest in one, because you’re able to judge its potential on your own terms.
Register here for the downlow on what is that person saying? Or join the MeetUp group and check out what Start Up Vic is up to in its native habitat.