Month: October 2010

Sources of Innovation

Interesting column in today’s NYT by Steven Johnson discussing his book “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation“.  He describes four quadrants: The class solo entrepreneur The amateur individual The private corporation Collaborative nonproprietary innovation He analysed

Posted in Intellectual Property

Conservatives and Boundaries

I have pondered the psychology of politics for many years.  I first concluded that fear was the defining difference: conservatives carry guns, live in gated communities, want controlled borders, support law and order and drive SUVs that feel safer.  But

Posted in Politics, Society