Tag Archives: Internet

Clay Shirky: How the Internet Will (One Day) Transform the Government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all […]

Andy Xie on China’s “Internet Bubble”

Dr Andy Xie, renowned Chinese economist, thinks that the e-commerce boom in itself is not sustainable.  The current Internet boom, centered around social networking, e-commerce and online gaming, has not produced a significant productivity boost for the economy and likely will not in the future. The boom is mostly about redistributing existing demand from offline […]