End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? | New Scientist

“The future structure and exercise of political power will resemble the medieval model more than the Westphalian one,” Zielonka says. “The latter is about concentration of power, sovereignty and clear-cut identity.” Neo-medievalism, on the other hand, means overlapping authorities, divided sovereignty, multiple identities and governing institutions, and fuzzy borders.

Military Wiki: Standard Profile, Article Rating and Gamification – BlueSpice Blog

In his talk at the Enterprise MediaWiki Conference 2016 in New York Jason Bock informed about some social aspects they built into the system also implemented by the functions of Semantic Mediawiki. […] Source: Military Wiki: Standard Profile, Article Rating and Gamification – BlueSpice Blog

Service-dominant logic – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marketing inherited a model of exchange from economics, which had a dominant logic based on the exchange of “goods”, which usually are manufactured output. The dominant logic focused on tangible resources, embedded value, and transactions. Over the past several decades, new perspectives have emerged that have a revised logic focused on intangible resources, the co-creation […]

Service Design Network STL Meetup – some notes

Notes from the June 2016 meetup of the SDN STL chapter.   Behind the Federal Front Door: Citizen-Centered Service Design (Brad Nunnally) Ninety-four percent of federal IT projects are over budget / schedule. Huge budget (in the $Bs), most of maintenance and legacy. Brad is from 18F. All products they create are open source (free […]