The ecology of the connecticon

  • Frank Rennie
  • Robin Mason

Abstract

The utilisation of broadband technology in supporting entrepreneurial activity is explored in an attempt to understand the educational skills demanded in the new millennium. A model of a complex adaptive system is proposed that incorporates the whole technical infrastructure of the Internet, plus the human resource utilisation of the Internet users, together with increased levels of interactivity, both between users and between different types of communication devices. We have called this complex system the Connecticon, and attempt to explain some of its key emergent properties. From these we make some suggestions for optimising the changes to conventional practices that we call innovation.
Published
2003-08-04
How to Cite
Rennie, F., & Mason, R. (2003). The ecology of the connecticon. First Monday, 8(8). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v8i8.1070