February 24, 2009

Creative ICT use for a nation of well-connected local villages

It is useful to ask why the vision of inclusive, community-supported ICT use and development has receded, when clearly the need for participation and social cohesion still remains.
February 24, 2009

Towards a nation of well-connected villages

The challenge for community developers now is to ensure all in their localities not only have access to communications technologies, but also to knowledge of how these can be deployed productively.
February 8, 2009

‘The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last’ – Oscar Wilde

Much has been made of the need for innovation and creativity to address concerns about disruptions to the global economy, its ecology and how this will impact on the quality of peoples lives. At the same time, much of this technological innovation helps to ensure citizens remain distracted and disengaged from much of what is happening or, most significantly, what they could possibly do about it.
January 23, 2009

Jobs need much more than a Job Summit (part two)

John Gallagher continues his blog on life after the February 2009 New Zealand Jobs Summit. This time he looks at how wider vision in this information age can keep pragmatism working for jobs and for much else besides.
November 18, 2008

Shovel Award: Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand

John Gallagher nominates the Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand for this weeks Shovel Award for proposing that after the 2008 election: “New Zealand required economic reform rather than work on social or environmental fronts”