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Open Data & The Rewards Of Failure

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What does Open Data have to do with failure? It change the incentives from big, slow, deniable failures to small, fast  failures from which you (and other people) can learn.

I’d been asked to give a ‘philosophical’ presentation about Open Data to the FutureEverything festival in Manchester as part of yesterday’s Challenges & Rewards of Open Data session.

Open Data & The Rewards Of Failure is the result. I’m not sure if it’s philosophical; I hope it’s entertaining and thought-provoking (many of the attendees told me it was); and more than that, I hope it’s another drop of water that starts to erode the existing processes and structures and allows new ones to flourish.

It’s embedded below (hopefully), and is licensed under a CC BY-SA licence, so feel free to forward, download, distribute, and comment.

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Written by countculture

May 14, 2010 at 11:16 am

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  1. [...] has also just blogged this with a little more context around it too. Open Data & The Rewards of Failure View more [...]

  2. Seems like http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7127819.ece would be an applicable example.

    Tim Green

    May 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

  3. [...] is an excellent slide show by Chris Taggart at countculture on this latter point: the risk that open data will lead to the exposure of problems and to [...]

  4. [...] Chris will tell us about some of the advantages and pitfalls of working with open data, including the valuable lesson of “learning to fail”… (see slides from his presentation at Future Everything) [...]

  5. [...] is an excellent slide show by Chris Taggart at countculture on this latter point: the risk that open data will lead to the exposure of problems and to [...]


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