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.

Address of the bookmark: http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2010/04/the_shirky_prin.php

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair. I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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