Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Notes on Triple Convergence and The Great Sorting

The Triple Convergence


203:     First around 2000, all ten flatteners started working together

Second, people started getting it.

    Third: China, India, USSR all joined in


  • 204: Convergence I: Simultaneous improvement of complimentary goods, reinforced each other


  • 206: II: People needed time to get comfortable w/ the "horizontal" playing field.
    • Like distance ed?


    • The previous model was vertical silos.


  • 179: went from top down to side to side


  • 211: III: Add 3 Billion People
    • 182: Prev. it had been NA, West Europe, Japan and East Asia with similar education, wages, workforce size "Gentlemanly competition"


    • 183: Some countries simply skipping a step—like cell phones in China


  • 184: Zippes in India: Generation Z.


  • 185: You can innovate without having to emigrate


  • 229: The other triple convergence:
    • com bust (actually helped the world, but scared us)
    • 9/11
    • Enron
    • Other things?
      • X-box; 100 channels of tv; reality tv;


    • 198: Politicians in 2004 were not educating us, they were making us stupid
    • Now the real IT revolution is about to begin


The Great Sorting Out


  • 234: from command and control to connect and collaborate
  • 238-39: Dissolving of feudal, national and religious id, giving universal citizenships
    • (NOW, 1989?)


    • BIG PAGES 237-239: Mixed blessing: Bumping up against the world of friction


    • Nickel and Dimed; which are sources of friction we should try to protect?


    • What extent should we lean against the current for the sake of values the global market can't supply? (Religious faith; national pride; social cohesion—copyrights? Worker protections; min. wage—see today's paper)
      • (Global min wage?)

Sorting Out:

  • India v. Indiana: 240: wow. Whose values to protect?


  • 242: Where do companies start and stop?


  • Whose values will govern a particular company and whose interest will that company respect and promote? GM goes, so goes America. But not today.


  • 210: IBM and Lenovo: Would you call this an American company? A Chinese company?


  • 212: Rolls Royce and Germany and Russia


  • 248: Command and Control to Collaborate and Connect:
    • Colin Powell and Google and blackberries


  • 213: Amy's job and blackberry


  • 250: Wal-Mart and our conflicting identities. Walk through this one up to page 250


  • 216: When you flatten the world, you take humanity out of life


  • 216: Vioxx example


  • 253: Who Owns what? Intellectual Property:
    • Napster; video; Google Books;
    • The Blog? The film? Chapbooks?
    • What about Amy's work?


  • 218: AOL Passwords, in your will?


  • 255: Death of a Salesman
    • 220: Tommy all anyone cares about today is price.
    • But fat is what gives meat it's taste


221: What about politics?

  • Wall party (labor and far right social crowd)
    • v. Web Party (conservatives in Business and social liberals who want a connected world)


eesirock said...

I think its weird how we will have to leave our e-mail accounts in our wills. Its kind of messed up. We don't have to leave our physical mail in our wills.

mullinnex17 said...

If it is password protected then how will anyone else be able to access it if you dont leave it behind. Any one can access a regular mailbox...that can be scary.

Beth said...

I agree. I had never thought of it before that if I died, my parents couldn't access any of my on-line sites. I think they should be able to. They should have the right. But it does seem kind of funny to bequeath my gmail account in my will.