Joining the dots

The achievable promise

In his book Here Comes Everybody Clay Shirky writes about Linus Torvalds’ initial proposal for an open-source operating system. Linus gave an achievable promise, giving people a reason to contribute and the incentive to start.

(Shirky’s book is worth a read. It examines the unexpected success created by many novel technologies: from the use of radios in German tanks to the creation of Wikipedia, each contains a useful revelation).

In our case, I’m proposing a place for climate people to work. I think there is an enormous need for that right now.

The acheivable promise here is an attempt to compile the best information we can get into something people can use. We’ll be joining the dots, by joining the people.