CARNE ROSS ~ THE LEADERLESS REVOLUTION ~ 2011

~ ACIAPSC ~ Anyone Can Initiate A Profound Social Change

~ TVCIW-NA-FMOU-PIASS-WO-TD ~ The Vast Crowd Is Watching – Not Acting – For Most Of Us – Politics Is A Spectator Sport – We Observe – They Do

~ TDCBVATR ~ The Deepening Chasm Between Voters And Their Representatives

~ TPSIOMAMNBC-BBBBATW ~ The Political Space Is Occupied More And More Not By Citizens – But By Big Business And The Wealthy

~ WPUTF-AFP-TPTPP ~ Wealthy Philanthropists Use Their Foundations – And Financial Pull – To Promote Their Political Preferences

~ IGCPF-TSSAJAOOCA-WC? ~ If Government Cannot Provide For – The Stability, Safety And Just Arbitration Of Our Common Affairs – Who Can?

~ SOG-IOT-A-RMLT-I-A ~ Self-Organized Government – Is One Term – Another – Rather More Loaded Term – Is – Anarchism

~ TMAOVILLALAAAS ~ The Minimalist Act Of Voting Is Looking Less And Less Adequate As A Solution

~ SUFPDP-AATWSU-PATNT-S ~ Setting Up Fake Pro-Democracy Pages – Arresting All Those Who Showed Up – Power Adapts To New Technology – Swiftly

~ IOED-TW-OMLTFTOAW-ATATOD-‘TDM’ ~ Instead Of Encouraging Debate – The Web – Offers Multiple Locations To Find Those One Agrees With – And To Avoid Those One Doesn’t – “The Daily Me”

~ ‘DD’-MP ~ “Deliberative Democracy” – Meeting People

~ IPATTDSABSWICIA-ATOTDI ~ If People Are Told To Do Something Awful By Someone Who Is Clearly In Authority – All Too Often They Do It

~ WPFNAANRFTA-TCCHC ~ When People Feel No Agency And No Responsibility For Their Actions – They Can Commit Horrific Crimes

~ AIAIUFO-THO-‘G’-WAFOUOLGOPM ~ As In All Institutions Unscrutinized From Outside – The Hold Of – “Groupthink” – Was A Firm One Upon Our Little Group Of Policy Makers

~ TAIO-CIWTCOTA-RTMUT-

~ HCATGOPPKWIBFTCOM? ~ How Can A Tiny Group Of People Possibly Know What Is Best For Their Country Of Millions?

~ TMEOA-‘P’-CTEITSIBD-WIIN ~ The Mere Existence Of A – “Process” – Created The Erroneous Impression That Something Is Being Done – When It Is Not

~ TMDEOTSINTIDW-IITW-IWNIISTF-

~ CTCA-IACHAFGPTCTC-AITOTWW-TGP ~ Contrary To Common Assumptions – Individuals Acting Collectively Have A Far Greater Power To Control Their Circumstances – And Indeed Those Of The Whole World – Than Governments Pretend

~ TMATE ~ The Means Are The Ends

~ PCMRTW-WRIBTA-IFEOT-EWC-CRMWA-

~ LYC-AIDOWYCMA-DNLOTYWTCA-MUYOM ~ Locate Your Convictions – An Individual Discovery Of What You Care Most About – Do Not Let Others Tell You What To Care About – Make Up Your Own Mind

~ AAITMATE-IAH-AIAN ~ Act As If The Means Are The End – It’s All Here – And It’s All Now

~ GCTTNOO-BUWTSATN-NWWTTNA-APWTW ~ Give Consideration To The Needs Of Others – Based Upon What They Say Are Their Needs – Not What We Think Their Needs Are – Ask People What They Want

~ ATSTM-H-YCMTMD ~ Address Those Suffering The Most – Here – You Can Make The Most Difference

~ C&N ~ Consult And Negotiate

~ ‘BP-SD’ ~ “Big Picture – Small Deeds”

~ UN ~ Use Nonviolence

~ DNBSWP-OWR ~ Do Not Be Satisfied With Process – Only With Results

~ IITATBOTPWMH-EITDNKI ~ It Is Those At The Base Of The Pyramid Who Make History – Even If They Do Not Know It

~ EFIBTA ~ Even Failure Is Better Than Acquiescence

ABIGAIL SELLEN + RICHARD HARPER ~ THE MYTH OF THE PAPERLESS OFFICE ~ 2002

~ ISTTMIPRAHAT-TMPNTPI ~ It Seems That The More Information People Receive And Have Access To – The More People Need To Print It

~ SOPIAEBCIFMO ~ Storage Of Paper Is An Even Bigger Cost Issue For Many Organizations

~ TRIFO-H-INTGROPFIOS-BTHSMTUTOWP-ATWIWPPAR ~ The Real Issue For Organizations – However – Is Not To Get Rid Of Paper For Its Own Sake – But – To Have Sufficient Motivation To Understand Their Own Work Processes – And The Ways In Which Paper Plays A Role

~ PE ~ Paper Everywhere

~ KWRSAFPDORBTTITDK-R-IITPOTNTIIIHTTCAOTT ~ Knowledge Workers Rarely Store And File Paper Documents Or Refer Back To The Information They Do Keep – Rather – It Is The Process Of Taking Notes That Is Important In Helping Them To Construct And Organize Their Thoughts

~ DOAPD-AWO-’MSIGT’ ~ Delivery Of A Paper Document – A Way Of – “Making Sure It Gets There”

~ RFP ~ Reading From Paper

~ WTOMPWGT-PWP-TMITMOD-TMPOP-O-DCTFAW ~ Wherever Two Or More People Were Gathered Together – Paper Was Present – The More Intensive The Meeting Or Discussion – The More Bits Of Paper – On – Desks, Coffee Tables, Floors, And Walls

~ TROPIMMCADIWWPTMA ~ The Role Of Paper Is Much More Complex And Deeply Interwoven With Work Practice Than Might Appear

~ TIALTBGIONLLAPAAPIOL-IOCTIUAAIOAWOLAHTMBDD ~ There Is A Lot To Be Gained If One No Longer Looks At Paper As A Problem In Organizational Life – Instead One Can Treat Its Use As An Indication Or A Way Of Learning About How Things Might Be Done Differently

~ PCABUAAFBOWAFPTAMHTF ~ Paper Can Also Be Used As A Fall-Back Or Work-Around For Problems That Are Much Harder To Fix

~ HMPWTBITOOTF? ~ How Much Paper Will There Be In The Office Of The Future?

~ PAWPHCOTY-A-CTLSWP-WESTACI-ID ~ Paper And Work Practices Have Coevolved Over The Years – And – Changing These Long-Standing Work Patterns – Within Existing Social, Technological, And Cultural Infrastructures – Is Difficult

~ MDATPAIDFTTAH ~ Many Digital Alternatives To Paper Are Inadequately Designed For The Tasks At Hand

~ PHPATMITBCFSTAH-A-TWLCTMITPMFCWTITFF ~ Paper Has Particular Affordances That Make It The Best Choice For Some Tasks At Hand – And – That Will Likely Continue To Make It The Preferred Medium For Certain Work Tasks In The Foreseeable Future

~ GROPOAASRIOL-OTCGITWOUTRUPTME ~ Getting Rid Of Paper Often Assumes A Symbolic Role In Office Life – One That Can Get In The Way Of Understanding The Real Underlying Problems That May Exist

~ TROPIOLNTBUAHCWWPATABHTDAA ~ The Role Of Paper In Office Life Needs To Be Understood As Having Coevolved With Work Practices And Thus As Being Hard To Disentangle And Alter

~ DTM-TITTAABTGPIOSM-TNTBCCRFMC-BOAGUOTE-SPATIAIP ~ Dispel The Myths – The Idea That There Are Always Benefits To Going Paperless Is One Such Myth – There Need To Be Clear-Cut Reasons For Making Changes – Based On A Good Understanding Of The Existing – Social, Physical, And Technological Infrastructures Already In Place

~ CFTSOCIHP-GPFTSO-’OWTO-IWTN’-IDTEIF ~ Change For The Sake Of Change Is Hugely Problematic – Going Paperless For The Sake Of – “Out With The Old – In With The New” – Is Destined To End In Failure

~ TNTBBRTOEANJAOANT-OERAPATWPSIAAKH-OAE-OTIAFTRTIOLATBP ~ There Needs To Be Better Recognition That Office Environments Are Not Just About Old And New Technologies – Office Environments Revolve Around People And The Ways People Share Informational Artifacts And Know-How – Offices Are Ecologies – Often There Is A Failure To Recognize The Importance Of Looking At This Broader Picture

~ COP-IHNOIEAC-TPOCTTCSANACISTAPCOFDOWR ~ Communities of Practice – Informal Human Networks Of Information Exchange And Collaboration – The Patterns Of Collaboration That These Communities Support Are Not Adequately Captured In Such Things As Process Charts Or Formal Descriptions Of Work Responsibilities

~ NTWUSTROPRTRI-TNWNRTOBWC-W-IWEOIDW ~ New Technologies Will Usually Shift The Role Of Paper Rather Than Replace It – The New Will Not Replace The Old But Will Coexist – Will – Interact With Each Other In Different Ways

~ DTF ~ Designing The Future

~ MKWMMPC ~ More Knowledge Work Means More Paper Consumed

~ MIMIDFTMOSIOAMSOI-TIODTPOP ~ More Information Means Increased Demand For The Means Of Sorting It Out And Making Sense Of It – This Is Often Done Through Printing On Paper

~ TPO-IAM-NBPFTATG-BBTKTWTTGCBAWP ~ The Paperless Office – Is A Myth – Not Because People Fail To Achieve Their Goals – But Because They Know Too Well That Their Goals Cannot Be Achieved Without Paper