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Understanding innovation APR 18 Horace Dediu explains what innovation is and how it differs from novelty, invention, and creation. Novelty: Something new Creation: Something new and valuable Invention: Something new, having potential value through utility Innovation: Something new and uniquely useful Big Bang gravitational waves possibly in doubt APR 18 Ruh-roh. Remember the news last month about the detection of gravitational waves would have allowed scientists to see all the way back to the Big Bang?

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Should we be worried if our homes are soon smarter than we are? There is a technological juggernaut heading our way. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). For the tech industry, it’s the Next Big Thing, alongside big data, though in fact that pair are often just two sides of the same coin. Communities of practice The term “community of practice” is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old. The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning. A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are now focusing on communities of practice as a key to improving their performance.This brief and general introduction examines what communities of practice are and why researchers and practitioners in so many different contexts find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning. What are communities of practice? Note that this definition allows for, but does not assume, intentionality: learning can be the reason the community comes together or an incidental outcome of member’s interactions.

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Paul Ford: What is Code? A computer is a clock with benefits. They all work the same, doing second-grade math, one step at a time: Tick, take a number and put it in box one. Tick, take another number, put it in box two. Web Designer Help » 55 Really Creative Logos 55 Really Creative Logos Logos can be really hard to design but the great ones tend to be really simple! So we have compiled a list of 55 logos which thought would help get your creative juices flowing. Microcredit This article is specific to small loans. For financial services to the poor, see Microfinance. For small payments, see Micropayment.

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