Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ripples


These ripples are seemingly irrelevant, seemingly insignificant, seemingly unimportant -- but they represent the way in which events trigger cascading effects that ripple across systems and disciplines, often in ways that we are unprepared for and blindsided by. Their importance, significance, relevance, lies in the lesson they can each us about the intricately interwoven nature of the world around us, and our corresponding interdependence with matters to which we tend to turn a blind eye.

It is not the online gamers or telecommuters that are the issue here, but our capacity to plan and to control in a world which continually surprises us.


Sources:

Amit R. Paley, Telecommuting Interest Soars, WP, September 14, 2005
Mike Musgrove, Virtual Games Create A Real World Market, WP, Sept 17, 2005