“if you look at the image of Cockpit-Fragments, this picture is certainly shocking. Entry And Exit holes from bullets in the area of the Cockpit. This is not speculation, but analysis of clear facts: the cockpit shows clear evidence of bullet holes. You can see the entry holes and some exit points. The edges of the bullet holes are bent inwards, these are much smaller and round in shape. A 30mm calibre. The exit holes are less well formed and the edges are torn outwards. Furthermore it is visible that the exit holes have torn the double aluminium skin and bent them outwards. That is to say, splinters from inside the cockpit blew through the outside of the cabin. The open rivets have also been bent outwardsÔÇŽ.There is only one conclusion one can make, and that is that this: the aircraft was not hit by a missile.”
I want you to picture another version of yourself
in this room right now
in as much detail as possible
is she in the room?
what is she wearing?
In much of the innovation literature, innovation is defined as something that has
economic impact. Linux and other open source initiatives show that this definition
is problematic and possibly misleading in important practical cases. For example,
during its history, most Linux development has occurred independently of direct eco-
nomic concerns. It would be tempting to argue that Linux development is different
from ÔÇśeconomic activityÔÇÖ and something that, strictly speaking, should not be called
innovation. Indeed, in its early history Linux development was not in any obvious
way associated with changes in production functions, market competition, or appro-
priation of economic investment and surplus. Yet, obviously Linux developers collect-
ively produce new technology. If economy is about collective production, this is it.
… when we consider
the entire history of Linux, the economic impact seems to appear almost as an after-
thought and as a side effect of a long period of technology creation. Linux, therefore,
provides an interesting history of globally networked innovation, illustrating the
substance that underlies the discussions on the ÔÇśnew economyÔÇÖ. If the ÔÇśnew economyÔÇÖ
is about global Internet-enabled and software-driven production, this is it.
- Ilkka Tuomi, Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet, pp. 2-3