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Clive McGoun

Clive McGoun

Clive McGoun

The end of capitalism has begun | Books | The Guardian

The main contradiction today is between the possibility of free, abundant goods and information; and a system of monopolies, banks and governments trying to keep things private, scarce and commercial. Everything comes down to the struggle between the network and the hierarchy: between old forms of society moulded around capitalism and new forms of society that prefigure what comes next.

Clive McGoun

What do I want? A closer relationship between theory and practice. When do I want it? Now, please, if you don’t mind. | ESRC blog http://blog.esrc.ac.uk/2015/07/08/what-do-i-want-a-closer-relationship-between-theory-and-practice-when-do-i-want-it-now-please-if-you-dont-mind/

Clive McGoun

Where Records come from… : Kelli Anderson http://kellianderson.com/blog/2014/11/whererecordscomefrom/ romance and imagination in the service of memory; beautiful

Clive McGoun

Why Web Design is Dead | UX Magazine

When something can be successfully automated, it means that its practices and standards are established enough as not to need much human input. And this is obviously the beginning. There will be a fierce competition about which service can deliver better designs, faster, and with less human intervention.

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People don't live with , they survive in it's wake http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/

Clive McGoun

Thomas Piketty: “Germany has never repaid.” — Medium

'Piketty: When I hear the Germans say that they maintain a very moral stance about debt and strongly believe that debts must be repaid, then I think: what a huge joke! Germany is the country that has never repaid its debts. It has no standing to lecture other nations.'

Clive McGoun

Daniela Rus | Rise of the Robots

'Yet the objective of robotics is not to replace humans by mechanizing and automating tasks; it is to find ways for machines to assist and collaborate with humans more effectively. Robots are better than humans at crunching numbers, lifting heavy objects, and, in certain contexts, moving with precision. Humans are better than robots at abstraction, generalization, and creative thinking, thanks to their ability to reason, draw from prior experience, and imagine. By working together, robots and humans can augment and complement each other’s skills.'

Clive McGoun

This is dramatic: 'people power has happened'. Paul Mason (Episode 10) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xsCagry-0g