Frederick Taylor, DEC, and Zynga: how does “idea fuel” filter to the top of perpetual beta organisations?

I broke bread with the speakers after the Dublin Web Summit on Friday (see my coverage of the Summit for Wired UK), and sat opposite Marcus Segal, Zynga's Chief Operating Officer for Games. Segal is faced with a hell of a problem: Zynga is growing like a super nova, and the model it uses relies … Continue reading Frederick Taylor, DEC, and Zynga: how does “idea fuel” filter to the top of perpetual beta organisations?

“The Internet, the Perpetual Beta, and the State: The Long View of the New Medium”

Studies in Conflict & Terror, the foremost peer-reviewed journal in its field (edited by Bruce Hoffman), has just published my article "The Internet, the Perpetual Beta, and the State: The Long View of the New Medium". This follows on from an earlier article I published in the journal in 2007, and introduces what I believe … Continue reading “The Internet, the Perpetual Beta, and the State: The Long View of the New Medium”

My talk at RUSI on “Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium”

Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium - Johnny Ryan from Johnny Ryan on Vimeo. Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium - Johnny Ryan from Johnny Ryan on Vimeo. Speech by Johnny Ryan at the Study … Continue reading My talk at RUSI on “Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium”