The Technium: The Shirky Principle

Kevin Kelly’s characteristically excellent take on Clay Shirky’s Law – “Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.”

Some nice insights into barriers to change that emerge because of the nature of human systems.

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I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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