Post Industrial Context Shifting and Network Productivity

Back in 2005 after thinking about “Attention, Recognition & Context” I wrote in 2006 that I was “hung up on the concept of context”  and a bit later “On context and openness

Which lead to the thinking about how I do what I do at Lifekludger, documented in the “Contexts and Clues” section of the About page as — “To get from one context to another takes a Kludge!“….

So just the other week I get a ping from @fang about the book kluge —–

Then I see a tweet from @kanter asking “what is the sweet spot between personal productivity and connectedness?

My response (below) gets quoted by her in a blog post “What’s the sweet spot between personal productivity and social productivity?here ……

Which leads me to read Stowe Boyd’s post about “Information Overload, Schmoverload“, and his thoughts on network productivity here ……

Then I talk about it with Mike on our podcast here …..

And so there I am, reading Stowe again, critiquing more mainstream media articles on the so-called ‘curse of multitasking’ and the over emphasis placed on ‘personal’ productivity – “…the war on Flowhere ….

And what do I read? “In the wonderful book, Kluge, Gary Marcus makes a solid case that the human mind is really bad at memory, and that we have developed all sorts of compensating techniques to counter that weakness. Our memories can be demonstrably changed by simple shifts in context ….

From Context to Context via a connected kludge.

We need connection to others and to other’s thinking if nothing more than a technique to counter our weaknesses – we need a networked life.

And this holds true in any area of application – personal or professional.

That, my networked friends, is life network productivity.

Dave

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Openness thoughts grab from Supernova

Here’s some interesting grabs from Twitter during the following discussion at Supernova on Openness I caught this morning.

Kick-Off Discussion: The Value of Opennessjp rangaswami

JP Rangaswami (BT)
Elliot Maxwell (Consultant)

From: @wseltzer on Wednesday, June 18th at 00:17:54 [link]
To: @rafik
Supernova is http://www.supernova2008.com/ — good discussions of openness and innovation

From: @sarahdopp on Tuesday, June 17th at 21:24:14 [link]
We’re all stealing each others’ laptop powercords here in theelliot maxwell openness panel. Openness is not hoarding the juice. #supernova2008

From: @carterkr on Tuesday, June 17th at 21:15:18 [link]
Pondering the Zen of Openness.

From: @abbepatterson on Tuesday, June 17th at 21:02:39 [link]
Is openness something society can effectively legislate or is it cultural and a state of mind?

From: @factoryjoe on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:56:24 [link]
Elliot Maxwell’s (http://emaxwell.net) talk on openness was very good. All openness is not created equal. #supernova2008

From: @LangDavison on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:51:47 [link]
#supernova2008 Elliott Maxwell: openness in health care will lead to evidence-based medicine, because you have information about what works

From: @wseltzer on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:51:27 [link]
JP Rangaswami: airport gate standardization as a model of openness: standard enables competition, transactions, scale. #supernova2008

From: @abbepatterson on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:45:28 [link]
How does the innovator, the entrepreneur make money? Who will invest in this business? Who licenses openness?

From: @abbepatterson on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:43:40 [link]
Technology is an openness enabler, true, but what is the business model for enabling openness?

From: @Ross on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:42:26 [link]
“openness isn’t about moving bits, its an attitude about letting people contribute their best”

From: @debs on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:35:17 [link]
openness is a continuum – me like that – death to binary thinking

From: @BJ on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:34:50 [link]
Openness is better because it fosters and creates community – at #supernova2008 from JP at BT – inspirational

From: @sarahdopp on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:34:01 [link]
“Openness means having no place to hide.” -@jobsworth #supernova2008

From: @Casablanca on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:33:36 [link]
To: @jobsworth
“Openness means having no place to hide” #Supernova2008

From: @AjitJaokar on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:33:20 [link]
JP Rangaswami at supernoava 2008 – Openness has value because of the community it generates

From: @gapingvoid on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:32:31 [link]
To: @jobsworth
: “There is no reason to believe in ‘Openness’ if you don’t believe in ‘The War For Talent’.” Totally, totally spot-on.

From: @LangDavison on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:32:08 [link]
To: @supernova2008
JP Rangaswami (BT) “No need for openness [in corporations] if you don’t believe in the war for talent”

From: @ccarfi on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:23:05 [link]
To: @jobsworth
openness “sets an ethics platform” and openness “attracts talent” #supernova2008

From: @davemorin on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:13:56 [link]
At the SuperNova Conference with @jsmarr, @daveman692, @t, @johnmccrea, @jobsworth and many other incredible people. Talking about openness.

From: @olivermarks on Tuesday, June 17th at 20:12:50 [link]
#supernova2008 @jobsworth and Elliot Maxwell kick off ‘the value of openness’ open flow track

[Flickr photos by meteo 1 | 2]

Milton the Monster DNA

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I have no idea what Mike’s up to but caught odd fragments via twitter while sitting in a cafe eating my lunch that he was doing some kitchen experingmenting with DNA and fruit.

And a reference to Milton the Monster which I couldn’t help but respond to as Milton is a fondly remembered cartoon from my childhood.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeblogs/tags/uofaoday/

Some tweets….

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