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Language, the Network Effect and ICT — a Short Introduction, Here and Now

I believe there is a common misunderstanding which clouds many people’s (lack of) understanding with respect to the “network effect”. This is, roughly: The difference between knowing a language and using a language. If you call me on the telephone … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Revisiting Tried and True Theories — 2014 Edition

One good reason to know English is because other people know English — and thus knowing English makes communication with more people easier (than, say, knowing Swahili). Of course: If you live in East Africa, then the opposite may be … Continue reading
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Crowds revisited: How the Wisdom of the Crowds is related to the Wisdom of the Language — and also the Open Web

I usually point out how the Wisdom of the Language is different than the Wisdom of the Crowds, but it is also important to underscore how they are related. English is a global language because a lot of people can … Continue reading
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