Open Source Invention
Open source licenses are emerging as a solvent business model. Some call it “freemium”. It’s the concept that we don’t own our own concepts. So, we share them with the world.
Through this, money no longer comes from our brainstorms, but our own work—the application of one’s ideas. The open source model has little fear of ideas being “stolen” because craftsmanship, on-the-job know-how, and case-by-case decision-making are the skills of an artisan, which cannot be stolen.
Jesus searches heart and mind, but rewards us according to our work, just like an open source customer? Maybe open source was his concept.
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What Is News
Governments view journalism as an indoctrination tool, for better or worse. Journalists see it as the work of demigod who can’t lie by definition. To ISIS, newspapers are just as flammable as the infidels who write for them and read them. And to the readers, news is not worth paying money for since social media gossip is faster and less inaccurate.
In America, negative news sells.
Is hate any different if it comes from ISIS against the West or from a Baptist arguing with a Pentecostal? We argue a lot. But only hearts change laws and only love changes hearts. · · · →
Quality of Rules
Good rules are like an elevator; 95% doesn’t go to the top. Or, like a bridge that spans 95% of a river, “almost perfect” rules mostly get in everybody’s way. But, why would anyone do a rush job of making rules?
Those who make the most rules are most likely to break them. They really don’t care about following their rules. So, turbo-rule makers don’t need rules that work to fulfill their own, personal reasons for making rules.
Excessive, almost-across-the-river rules seem wise, to those who don’t need to follow them. Actually, it’s addiction… or an unneeded bureaucrat justifying his own job. · · · →
Who’s Yer Boss?
Innovation is at a standstill because tech industries have too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Manufacturers in Asia want to be like Western brands, but they reject the Western methods of consulting for their creative brainstorming. Asia wants the face of the West without the mind.
Looking back at the lingering civil wars in China and Korea from 60 years ago, not much has changed. “Blackmail by tears” from controlling mothers and self-made victims in America aren’t different either. It’s as if everyone has their own problems they hope to solve by bossing someone else. After failing, they blame God. · · · →