How online bookstores should get social
Science hacks chip away at the old barriers to entry
Top Stories: August 1-5, 2011
Our fragile modern systems, the G+ Effect, and science gets democratized.
Google Plus defines an era of disruption at a moment’s notice
Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.
Missing maps and the fragility of digital information
During a long drive through sparse terrain, Tim O’Reilly had a remarkable demonstration of the fragility of the “always on” connected mindset.
When an entrant quickly yields considerable power in an existing market, and elicits potential for rapid innovation, this is what Jonathan Reichental calls the “G+ effect.”
How can opening access to scientific data, equipment and lab space spur innovation? BioCurious’ Eri Gentry and Ariel Waldman from Spacehack.org share a few ideas.
What if you could take the social aspects of brick-and-mortar bookstores and blend them with the convenience of online sales? Joe Wikert explains how an online social layer would benefit everyone involved in the publishing chain.
Managing data and extracting meaning require new approaches, new education, and even a new language. Opera Solutions CEO Arnab Gupta discusses each of these areas.