“The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect — to help people work together — and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world.”
— Tim Berners-Lee
When some ex-Mozilla collaborative ninjas (Doug, John, Laura) asked if I was interested in forming a co-operative, I had to be involved. For it allows me (Visual Thinkery) to still have autonomy as a business, but also allows me to participate in collaborative work with people who know a deeper magic.
And together we are stronger;
We are Open…
What’s the agenda of your meeting? Is it to say clever things – or to build clever things. If you’re serious of collaboratively building something, and want to give everyone an equitable voice, consider meeting around a document instead of a table – it’s a completely different (and more productive) experience…
My buddy created that image. I really think you should attribute him as he spent quite a bit of time creating it. Otherwise, how will anyone else know that this image is available for them to use under creative commons as well?
I love these people – these defenders of the commons. Power to their elbows!
This thinkery comes from a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with Alan Levine.
I’ve been thinking about Cooperative business models recently, thanks to Doug Belshaw and John Bevan. Engaging with different ideas means playing out scenarios, and like splitting light through a prism, you can’t quite imagine how it will be until you shine it through.