1 – An artistic mindset – Harold Jarche
Perpetual Beta is my attitude toward learning and work – I’ll never get to the final release and my learning will never stabilise. I’ve realized that clients and colleagues with a similar attitude are much easier to work with than those who believe that we will reach some future point where everything stabilizes and we don’t need to learn or do anything else. I think this point is called death. Perpetual Beta is pretty well an artist’s perspective, always seeking a new creative endeavour and not just producing the same work over and over. As industrial and even some knowledge work gets automated and outsourced, adapting to an economic life in perpetual Beta may soon become the norm.
2 - Where to draw the line on plagiarism? – Jay Cross
Personally, I take it as a compliment when someone applauds or extends one of my ideas. But there are limits. Some people seem to think that anything posted on the internet is theirs for the taking without acknowledgement, sometimes even claiming authorship. This is akin to assuming it’s okay to take a bicycle if it’s not locked. Either way, it’s theft.