[MG] Coming to grips with success - communities and lateral extension

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Fri Jun 3 01:00:03 EDT 2011

Hi Florin,

Unfortunately I can't find a discussion site, and the past two weeks
of talk pages contain no dialogue.

They don't want to hear from the public.  It's run by the Ontario
government to "help the private and not-for-profit sectors generate
revenues".  http://www.mri.gov.on.ca/english/news/OIA051611_bd1.asp

Here's how the wiki fits in: "The wiki was developed by The Working
Group, a Toronto based web design company and Moxie Insight, an
innovative research company that focuses on emerging technology trends
and their impact on businesses."

Now that those two companies have generated some "revenue", the wiki
they "developed" serves no further purpose.  They took the policy
paper from it a few days ago and they'll let us know "in mid-June" how
long they'll keep it running:

I don't know if you're from Canada.  I'm afraid that's how government
works here.  Party campaigns are funded by entrepreneurs as a kind of
investment.  They make money at it from both sides.

Michael Allan

Toronto, +1 416-699-9528

Digital Dasein wrote:
> Here's an experiment/community that would require votorola/drafting/pollwiki
> http://ontariosiwiki.marsdd.com/index.php/Main_Page.
> I got to him reading an interesting article of the author of
> (Macro)Wikinomics, Don Tapscott:
> http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/992280--digital-technology-can-bring-democracy-to-life
> .
> And take a look also at
> http://edge.org/conversation/the-argumentative-theory to see deliberative
> democracy from the Sperber's argumentative theory perspective.
> Best regards,
> Florin

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