Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
It is not too late. A shot has been fired across the collective bows that got everyone's attention.

To repeat: I believe we are at the very beginning of how Peer to Peer can change society - for the better. A lot of the old 'rules' for discourse still apply, but there are a lot of useful new ones being hammered into shape. These new ones are the rules of how a flock (many equal units) can become an organization - a flexible, non-linear, fast-reacting organization.

Frank S had many insightful and innovative comments in the course of these recent crazy discussions, and I hope he won't mind if I call him an 'old rules' guy. That means he's calling upon management pragmatism  expertise.

His most insightful comment imho was that a lot more people than the FPs have an emotional investment, both as contributors and friends, in a site such as ET. For me that means one cannot fully invoke ownership rights for management. But these matters are hard to discuss, except in a respectful atmosphere such that the transition to a true distributed ownership is possible.  It is a rather unstable feedback system - but, as I said, we are at the beginning, where theory comes up against practice.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Feb 24th, 2009 at 02:59:18 PM EST

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