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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Big Networks Squash Innovation?

I may have the best-read readers in the state. In this morning's mailbag, an eager reader forwards me an article on open source, innovation, Facebook, and social network theory. Cool!

Short form: an Austrian guy running a research center in Singapore writes in this week's Science that having too many connections "can reduce diversity, foster groupthink, and keep radical ideas from taking hold." Want good ideas? Shut off the Blackberry and head for the Hills!

Of course, note that it's all these connections with eager readers that bring me all these interesting ideas. Hmmm....

If you're interested, you can read more of my commentary—and some disagreement!—on my DSU blog. And eager readers, keep those articles coming!

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