Sometime at the end of 2009, when LGEO Research reached its 1st year Anniversary, I managed to catch up with Don Tapscott and talk to him about the “Digital Economy Bill” and tackling issues of digital inclusion.
Who’s Don Tapscott?
In 2009, McGraw-Hill named Don Tapscott as one of their definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers.
Don Tapscott (born 1947) is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. Tapscott is chairman of business strategy think tank New Paradigm (now nGenera Insight), which he founded in 1993.
Tapscott has authored or co-authored thirteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His most recent book, released in 2008 and entitled “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World,” draws upon a 4.5 million dollar research study of over 11,000 young people and examines how the net generation is changing the world and all of its institutions. “Grown Up Digital” is a follow-up to his popular 1997 book “Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation” which explained the business and social impact of the first generation to come of age in the digital world. His most famous book, co-authored with Anthony Williams and published in 2006 is Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Wikinomics was the best selling Management book in the US of 2007 and has been translated into 22 languages.
The Digital Economy Bill
Mark Thomas talks about the Digital Economy Bill
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The Digital Economy Bill is one that effects the future of us all. Here are some articles that you can read to find out more about how it affects you.
- Learn how you can join the campaign!
- Digital Economy bill amendments could deny YouTube access
- The official “Do not disconnect us” website
- Digital Economy Bill is now law
- Stephen Fry backs Digital Economy Bill protests
- Join the “Against the Digital Economy Bill” Facebook Page to show your support
- Act Now: The Digital Economy Bill Petition
- Stop the Digital Economy Bill
- Follow the DEBill progress on the Digital Britain website
- Digital economy bill exposes broken system
- Have your say!
- What others say
- TalkTalk to battle against “oppressive” Digital Economy Bill
- The digital economy bill: what does it mean for video games?
- Digital Economy Bill to get further scrutiny over piracy
Check out the Digital Economy Bill protest song by Dan Bull
Liz Azyan is interested in the ways new kinds of social data and technology introduce challenges and opportunities to society. Get involved with Liz’s latest project here.