The Internet, the iPad or whatever comes next are unlikely to be the prime mover in (social) progress as history demonstrates tech is rarely the missing link: our self-awareness and commitment to change often are. Tech can certainly help, but the heavily lifting is always on us.


For his 1000th blog post, Scott Berkun puts together a little treatise on some important considerations for humanity, public discourse and thinking. I liked the one about learning to ask good questions as a means of framing the information we are deluged with; and his point about "empty consumption" echoes Umair Haque's "constructive capitalism" meme.