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Google+ – A good summary of the disruptive advantages of 3D printing,…

A good summary of the disruptive advantages of 3D printing, from the authors of the book Fabricated.

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Mar 22

The Library of Utility

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“I imagine a library atop a remote mountain that collects the essential information needed to re-learn practical knowledge essential to civilization. This depot, open to anyone who journeys there, is the cultural equivalent of the Svalbard seed bank, a vault on the Arctic Circle that holds frozen seeds of crop plants from around the world. The utilitarian documents in this vault would be the seeds of culture, able to sprout again if needed. It would be the Library of Utility, and it would serve as civilization’s backup.”

Kevin Kelly – Author of   What Technology Wants.

Read the article The Library of Utility on the Blog of the Long Now Foundation.

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Apr 28

Review (Guest): What Technology Wants

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Kevin Kelly

From Booklist:  Verbalizing visceral feelings about technology, whether attraction or repulsion, Kelly explores the “technium,” his term for the globalized, interconnected stage of technological development. Arguing that the processes creating the technium are akin to those of biological evolution, Kelly devotes the opening sections of his exposition to that analogy, maintaining that the technium exhibits a similar tendency toward self-organizing complexity. Having defined the technium, Kelly addresses its discontents, as expressed by the Unabomber (although Kelly admits to trepidation in taking seriously the antitechnology screeds of a murderer) and then as lived by the allegedly technophobic Amish. From his observations and discussions with some Amish people, Kelly extracts some precepts of their attitudes toward gadgets, suggesting folk in the secular world can benefit from the Amish approach of treating tools as servants of self and society rather than as out-of-control masters. Exploring ramifications of technology on human welfare and achievement, Kelly arrives at an optimistic outlook that will interest many, coming, as it does, from the former editor of Wired magazine. –Gilbert Taylor

5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating look at how technology evolves, October 14, 2010

WHAT TECHNOLOGY WANTS offers a highly readable investigation into the mechanisms by which technology advances over time. The central thesis of the book is that technology grows and evolves in much the same way as an autonomous, living organism.

The book draws many parallels between technical progress and biology, labeling technology as “evolution accelerated.” Kelly goes further and argues that neither evolution nor technological advance result from a random drift but instead have an inherent direction that makes some outcomes virtually inevitable. Examples of this inevitability include the eye, which evolved independently at least six times in different branches of the animal kingdom, and numerous instances of technical innovations or scientific discoveries being made almost simultaneously.

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Oct 14

Worth a Look: RAND on COIN and Insurgencies

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Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Detailed Counterinsurgency Case Studies

by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill

RAND 2010

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Reconstruction Under Fire: Case Studies and Further Analysis of Civil Requirements

by Brooke Stearns Lawson, Terrence K. Kelly, Michelle Parker, Kimberly Colloton, Jessica Watkins

RAND 2010

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Jul 25

Whole Earth Review Archives on Public Intelligence (Historical)

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1992

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Whole Earth R Brand Army Green

1992

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Whole Earth R Kapor et al We Need a National Public Network

1992

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Whole Earth R Kleiner The Co-Evolution of Governance

1992

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Whole Earth R Petersen Will the Military Miss the Market

1992

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Whole Earth R Staple & Dixon Telegeography: Mapping the New World Order

1992

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Whole Earth R Steele E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, and Intelligence

1992

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Whole Earth R Tibbs Industrial Ecology: An Environmental Agenda for Industry

1991

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Whole Earth R Brilliant Computer Conferencing: The Global Connection

1991

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Whole Earth R Clay Genes, Genius, and Genocide

1991

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Whole Earth R Elgin Conscious Democracy Through Electronic Town Meetings

1991

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Whole Earth R Garcia Assessing the Impacts of Technology

1991

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Whole Earth R Godwin The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Virtual Communities

1991

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Whole Earth R Karraker Highways of the Mind

1991

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Whole Earth R Lovins & Lovins Winning the Peace

1991

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Whole Earth R Marx Privacy & Technology

1991

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Whole Earth R Meeks The Global Commons

1991

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Whole Earth R Rheingold Electronic Democracy: The Great Equalizer

1991

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Whole Earth R Schuman Reclaiming our Technological Future

1991

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Whole Earth R Warren & Rheingold Access to Political Tools: Effective Citizen Action

1991

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Whole Earth R White Earthtrust: Electronic Mail and Ecological Activism

1991

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Whole Earth R Whitney-Smith Information Doesn’t Want

1991

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Whole Earth R Wittig Electronic City Hall

1990

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Whole Earth R Barlow Crime and Puzzlement: The Advance of the Law on the Electronic Frontier

1990

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Whole Earth R Brand Outlaws, Musicians, Lovers, and Spies: The Future of Control

1990

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Whole Earth R Dodge Life Work

1990

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Whole Earth R Ishii Cross-Cultural Communications & Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

1990

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Whole Earth R Jordon III Restoration: Shaping the Land, Transforming the Spirit

1990

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Whole Earth R Kumon Toward Co-Emulation: Japan and the United States in the Information Age

1990

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Whole Earth R Monschke How to Heal the Land

1990

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Whole Earth R Shapard Observations on Cross-Cultural Electronic Networking

1990

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Whole Earth R Vidal Founding Father Knows Best

1989

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Whole Earth R Berman The Gesture of Balance

1989

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Whole Earth R Garfinkle Social Security Numbers: And Other Telling Information

1989

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Whole Earth R Haight Living in the Office

1989

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Whole Earth R Horvitz The USENET Underground

1989

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Whole Earth R Jaffe Hello, Central: Phone Conferencing Tips

1989

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Whole Earth R Johnson` The Portable Office

1989

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Whole Earth R Rheingold Ethnobotany: The Search for Vanishing Knowledge

1988

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Whole Earth R Baker, S. Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Baker, W. Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Brand The Information Wants to Be Free Strategy

1988

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Whole Earth R Coate Tales from Two Communities: The Well and the Farm

1988

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Whole Earth R Ferguson Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Fields Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Hardin Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Hawkins Computer Parasites & Remedies–A Catalog of First Sightings

1988

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Whole Earth R Keen Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Kleiner Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Leary Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Nelson Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Newroe Distance Learning

1988

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Whole Earth R Pert The Material Basis of Emotions with Inset, Mind as Information

1988

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Whole Earth R Rappaport Gossip

1988

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Whole Earth R Thurow & Walsh Getting Over the Information Economy

1987

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Whole Earth R Donaldson An Incomplete History of Microcomputing

1987

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Whole Earth R Henson MEMETICS: The Science of Information Viruses

1987

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Whole Earth R Horvitz An Intelligent Guide to Intelligence

1987

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Whole Earth R Krause Bio-Acoustics: Habitat Ambience & Ecological Balance

1987

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Whole Earth R Roberts Electronic Cottage on Wheels

1986

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Whole Earth R Fend & Gunther What Have You Got to Hide: Iraq Iran Basra Abadan

1986

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Whole Earth R Minsky Society of Mind

1986

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Whole Earth R Sanders Etiquette for the Age of Transparency

1986

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Whole Earth R Scxhwartz & Brand The World Information Economy

1986

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Whole Earth R Thompson A Gaian Politics

1985

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Whole Earth R Brand, Kelly, Kinney Digital Retouching: The End of Photography as Evidence of Anything

1985

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Whole Earth R Hunter Public Image

1985

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Whole Earth R Kleiner The Health Hazards of Computers: A Guide to Worrying Intelligently

1985

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Whole Earth R Mander Six Grave Doubts About Computers

1983

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Whole Earth R Illich Silence is a Commons: Computers Are Doing to Communication What …

1982

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Whole Earth R Brand Uncommon Courtesy: A School of Compassionate Skills

1982

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Whole Earth R Kayes Force Without Power: A Doctrine of Unarmed Military Service

1982

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Whole Earth R Meadows Whole Earth Models & Systems
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Jul 18

Commerce Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

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Archive 1992-2006

Archive 1992-2006

2004

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Commerce Bjore Commercial Intelligence

2003

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Commerce Bjore Reinventing Commercial Intelligence

2002

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Commerce Klavans Identifying Commercial Opportunities from Emerging Science

2000

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Commerce Technology Intelligence from Patents

2000

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Commerce Sullivan Business Perspective on Essential Overseas Information

1999

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Commerce Baumlin Espionage or Business Intelligence: Nuances of Gray

1999

UK

Commerce Collier Overview of New Horizons in OSINT Sources, Softwares, Services

1999

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Commerce Miller The Year the Information Industry Hit Bottom

1999

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Commerce Robinson How Mobil Uses Open Sources & Services

1998

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Commerce Baumlin Black, White, Gray, Realities of the Investigative Marketplace

1998

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Commerce Boyer Assessing US and Other Space Imaging Options for European Needs

1998

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Commerce Bruckner Information and Knowledge Management in Intelligence Situations

1998

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Commerce Burwell Commercial Online Source Validation Methods

1998

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Commerce Collier The Pricing of Electronic Information

1998

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Commerce Dunn Confronting the Future of the Information Industry

1998

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Commerce Feiler Open and Personal: Economic Intelligence in the Middle East

1998

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Commerce Horowitz Economic Espionage and OSINT: Legal and Security Implications

1998

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Commerce Stara Valuing Competitive Intelligence

1998

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Commerce Yankeelov Pushing the Assets of Time and Knowledge

1997

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Commerce Borry & Sohl Electronic Sources & Methods: A Belgian Business Perspective

1997

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Commerce Suggs International Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Slides)

1997

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Commerce Suggs International Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Text)

1996

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Commerce Bates Recent and Emerging Trends in Information Brokering

1996

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Commerce Call Realities & Myths Regarding Financial Research Using Open Sources

1996

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Commerce Kolb (SCIP) Sales Pitch for the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals

1996

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Commerce Sibbit Emerging Business Models for Commercial Remote Sensing

1996

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Commerce Steele Concise Directory of Selected International Open Sources & Services

1996

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Commerce Steele Open Source Intelligence Handbook, Chapter 1, Overview

1995

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Commerce Herring Business Intelligence in Japan and Sweden: Lessons for the US

1995

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Commerce Herring Intelligence to Enhance American Companies’ Competitiveness

1995

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Commerce Herring Using the Intelligence Process to Create Competitive Global Advantage

1995

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Commerce Simon & Blixt Emerging Issues in Competitive Intelligence

1994

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Commerce Basch Secrets of the Super-Searchers: A Personal and Practical Perspective

1994

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Commerce Bernhardt Tailoring Competitive Intelligence to Executive Needs

1994

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Commerce Collier Global Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

1994

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Commerce Himelfarb Introduction to Competitive and Business Intelligence

1994

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Commerce Kelly ASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (S)

1994

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Commerce Kelly ASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (T)

1994

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Commerce Marcinko Association of Information and Dissemination Centers, Case Studies

1994

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Commerce Shaker Beating the Competition: From Boardroom to War Room

1994

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Commerce Shaker & Rice From War Room to Board Room

1994

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Commerce Sharp How to Identify Changes that Threaten Your Business Activity, In Advance

1994

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Commerce Stanat The Power of Global Business Information

1994

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Commerce Steele Germany: ACCESS:  Theory and Practice of Competitor Intelligence

1994?

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Commerce Steele ASIDIC: Intelligence Community as a New Market

1993

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Commerce Caldwell International Investigative Market (Slides)

1993

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Commerce Caldwell International Investigative Market (Text)

1993

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Commerce Dedijer Europe’s To BI or not to BE: Inventory of a New Business Innovation

1993

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Commerce Elias An Overview of the Information Industry in 1993

1993

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Commerce Fraumann Business is War

1993

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Commerce Herring Business Intelligence: Some Have It, Some Don’t–How They Do It

1993

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Commerce Himelfarb Intelligence Requirements for Executives

1993

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Commerce Monaco & Gerliczy Economic Intelligence and Open Source Information

1993

JP

Commerce Shima Overview of Japanese Media and Information Systems

1993

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Commerce Splitt The U.S. Information Industry: Changing the 21st Century

1993

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Commerce Steele Corporate Role in National Competitiveness

1993

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Commerce Steele The Intelligence Community as a New Market

1992

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Commerce Hlava Information Industry Corporations (Partial Listing)

1992

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Commerce Hlava Selected Professional and Trade Associations in Information

1992

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Commerce Hlava The Information Industry: Impact of Globalization

1992

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Commerce Meyer Business Intelligence at the Cutting Edge

1992

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Commerce Nobel From A to Z: What We’ve Done with Open Sources

1992

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Commerce Shaker & Kardulias Intelligence Support to U.S. Business

1992

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Commerce Williams OSINT to Create Intelligence in a Commercial Environment
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Jul 18

Who’s Who in Cultural Intelligence: Kevin Kelly

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Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly has been a participant of, and reporter on, the information technology revolution for the past 20 years. Based in his studio in Pacifica, California, he immerses himself in the long-term trends of technology, tools, new media, and cultural behavior. He writes about the ripple effects and social consequences surrounding the culture of technology. Kevin Kelly is currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He helped launch Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. During Kelly’s tenure as editor at Wired, the magazine won two National Magazine Awards (the industry’s equivalent of two Oscars). He is also currently editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets 1 million visitors per month. From 1984-1990, Kevin was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control (called “required reading for all executives” by Fortune). In addition, he writes for prominent publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, Harpers, Science, GQ, and Esquire. Earlier in life, Kevin was a photographer in remote parts of Asia (instead of going to college), publishing his photographs in national magazines and recently in the photo art book Asia Grace.

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Jul 16