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            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/2016/02/my-speciality-generality/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Remember this ?</a> Seems like <a href="http://www.twitter.com/IndaloGenesis" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Richard Martin</a> and Kenneth Mikkelsen have written <a href="https://indalogenesis.com/the-neo-generalist/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a book on the topic</a> ... can't wait to start the dialogue ....


Have you encountered difficulties describing what you do to other people?

Have you ever labelled yourself in order to be understood?

Is there a difference in the way that a generalist and a specialist can stay relevant?

If you had to design an approach to education fit for the twenty-first century, what would it look like?

How do you live a life of meaning if you live in more than one world?

During an era still dominated by hyperspecialism and experts with ‘the one right answer’, the neo-generalist defies easy classification. They are tricksters who traverse multiple domains, living between categories and labels. Encompassing rather than rejecting, the neo-generalist is both specialist and generalist. A restless multidisciplinarian, who is forever learning. They bring together diverse people, synthesising ideas and practice, addressing the big issues that confront us in order to shape a better future.

They are curious, responsive, connective.

            This passing through the feeds today - and I see Phantogram are releasing their third album - called three. I guess all their originality went into their songs.<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8034" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/phantogram-you-dont-get-me-high-anymore-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon-video-watch-640x426.png" alt="phantogram-you-dont-get-me-high-anymore-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon-video-watch-640x426" width="640" height="426" />

If you want to take a listen click through – rather good really.

What caught my eye is how much the set reminded me of Genesis in the early 70s

Of course Genesis didn’t have “an eerie backdrop of mannequin parts.” – I guess that part came from Steven Wilson …..

            Interesting to see two very different posts come through my feed this morning - both explaining the importance of the Open Web  through every day analogies ... and of course both writers absolutely pivotal in what they have brought, and continue to bring to us all in their work to date.

The first from Dave WinerThe Central Park of the web

The apartment buildings around the park are the money, and the creativity is in the park. The buildings are exclusive, the most expensive real estate in the world. The park is open to anyone, rich or poor, from anywhere in the world. The park is the engine of renewal. It’s where the new stuff comes from. The buildings are where the money is parked.

The second from Brent SimmonsSo Merlin Says to Me…

Blogs are the Pad Thai, the rib-eye steak, the bowls of spaghetti of the web. Podcasts are the mashed potatoes, the tacos, and the hummous. You could get by for a little while with Skittles (Twitter) and peanut butter cups (Facebook) — but eventually you need something more filling, something you can sit down with and take your time.

            A wonderful visual guide to that which is 'Europe'<a href="http://www.stoweboyd.com/post/146058743947"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8024" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tumblr_o8wzifUTNe1qaxovpo1_500.png" alt="tumblr_o8wzifUTNe1qaxovpo1_500" width="500" height="316" /></a>

via Stowe Boyd

and reminding me of my position here, this also from Stowe Boyd – and exactly why the Brexit piece in this post resonated :

It comes down to an elemental choice: whether to restore the full self-government of this nation, or to continue living under a higher supranational regime, ruled by a European Council that we do not elect in any meaningful sense, and that the British people can never remove, even when it persists in error.


We are deciding whether to be guided by a Commission with quasi-executive powers that operates more like the priesthood of the 13th Century papacy than a modern civil service; and whether to submit to a European Court (ECJ) that claims sweeping supremacy, with no right of appeal.

            <h5><a href="http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/06/11/how-blogs-work-today/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Interesting read from John Scalzi</a></h5>

Needless to say – I agree – and always have.

I also still very strongly recommend that creative people keep their own blogs, preferably with their own domains, for the simple reason that no matter what happens to Facebook or Twitter or whatever, your blog will be someplace your fans and other interested folks will always be able to find you. I’ve owned Scalzi.com for 18 years, and run Whatever for nearly as long, on just this principle. This has been enough time to see the fall of several once invincible social networks, starting with AOL and moving forward from that once-mighty organization.



            <p style="text-align: center;">Levin Minnemann Rudess have a new album - and is <a href="http://www.levinminnemannrudess.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available for pre-order.</a><strong><a href="http://www.levinminnemannrudess.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-8012 size-large" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/dd0db548-7a78-426a-bfa1-ce821c42b576-976x1024.jpg" alt="From The Law Offices Of Levin Minnemann Rudess" width="660" height="692" /></a></strong><strong>RELEASE DATE:  JULY 15, 2016</strong></p>

 This follow up to their highly successful, 2013 self-titled debut album features Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, the Aristocrats) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater).

PRE-ORDER available now:  Standard CD, Digipak (CD+DVD) & Merchandise:

http://www.levinminnemannrudess.com/ and http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lmr

If you need to know more >>>>

            <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="http://flowingdata.com/2016/06/14/firearms-dealers-vs-burgers-pizza-and-coffee/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8005" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/fireburgers.png" alt="fireburgers" width="647" height="404" /><strong>Source - FlowingData</strong></a></p>     

            Lots of distinction between Apple, Google and Facebook, even more so when it comes to privacy. Clue - Apple's product is very clear. Googles and Facebooks? You have to look into a mirror.

All of this great work in iOS 10 would be meaningless if it came at the expense of your privacy.

Apple SVP Craig Federighi

“It’s a powerful technology that allows us to use information from users and still maintain user privacy,” said Apple’s Sebastien Marineau-Mes in remarks during the keynote event.

Still, it’s a relatively new approach. And despite the emphasis on privacy, critics worry whether any amount of shrouding of data is enough to guard private information.

.. I wonder if those are the same critics that fill up John Gruber’s Claim Chowder drawer.

Source – Recode

            <blockquote>Apple and Cisco Systems have fleshed out their plans to make iOS devices work better in enterprises and said the new capabilities will arrive in the fall.

Voice calls on Cisco’s Spark collaboration app will act like regular phone calls, IT departments will be able to give Cisco apps priority on iOS devices, and iPhone calls will run over corporate networks. These are some of the ways the two companies’ technologies will mesh in enterprises.

Source : PC World