Mal Fletcher

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The NUS and the Transgenderism Debate That Wasn't

The NUS and the Transgenderism Debate That Wasn't In the past week, the National Union of Students in Britain cancelled a scheduled address by author and iconoclast Germaine Greer. The change of heart came about because of Ms Greer's views on transgenderism – and in particular how it relates to women. As far as I can tell, Germaine Greer was not scheduled to address the NUS event on this issue. I do not know Ms Greer’s views in detail, having only read scant reports about them in the press. I have not heard Ms Greer speak on them and have not read anything she has written about them. So, this piece is intended neither as an apologetic for nor a criticism of those views. The issue I want to address is whether the NUS should make a practice of effectively closing down a debate before it has begun. Clearly, the NUS has a responsibility to guard its public podium. A national body ostensibly represent... click here to read the full editorial
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Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom What do NASA, Lego and President Obama have in common? In their respective areas of leadership, they all demonstrated an early appreciation for the mass collaboration culture inspired by the internet. Some years ago, NASA started enlisting thousands of helpers it refers to as ‘Click Volunteers’.  These people, operating mostly from their personal computers at home, are playing a small but important role in building NASA’s information base. They help NASA map the surfaces of planets and the movement of stars through the night skies. Lego was at first wary of internet users who virally promoted their own peculiar reconfigurations of its Mindstorms robot kits. Gradually, the toy giant came to realise that these enthusiasts were the best evangelists for its products. It now fully embraces their soft-edge anarchic approach to online sharing and its sales have ... click here to read the full editorial
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