Posts Tagged: clay

Where Good Ideas Go To Die

This post was originally published at A year ago, I wrote a post about how and why good ideas face resistance (see: Renewal and Resistance). Today we still can’t swing a good idea without hitting a Clay Layer*, and I thought that it was about time to revisit it. The Clay Layer is this… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Clay Shirky

Telling story about LA Times, Apps for Democracy, and Fines…. LA Times had no space to adapt. Apps for Democracy. Understood motive of hackers. Encourage and support motives. Didn’t take credit until after apps were done. Contract to users has to be complete but not too complete. Users are motivated to do things you will… Read more »