finding perpetual beta

Harold Jarche — an international consultant and speaker, who helps people and businesses adapt to the network era — has been described as “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”.

Today Jarche launched the second in his perpetual beta series of eBooks: finding perpetual beta.

finding-perpetual-beta

When the writing is this clear and direct, you know the thinking is solid. The perpetual beta series continues to untangle the challenging and evolving complexity of the network era.

Designed and produced by Tantramar Interactive Inc. to be a visual as well as conceptual companion piece to April, 2014’s seeking perpetual beta, the publication was put together from the ground-up — typography, colour, illustration, and layout — to be as organized, friendly, and approachable as Harold’s writing.

A presentation has also been published on slideshare, and can be found via the jarche.com post caught in-between.

Mount Allison Faculty Association launches new site

Tantramar Interactive Inc. is pleased to announce that as a follow-up to having designed the Mount Allison Faculty Association’s (now-retired) mafanegotiations.ca a year ago, that site’s design and content has been merged with the organization’s main site, mafa.ca.

The newly-merged site has had a deep content reorganization and an HTML overhaul, bringing the fourteen-year-old site up to date.

MAFA website screenshot
MAFA website

Security expert Bruce Schneier on passwords

Last year, Ars Technica gave three experts a 16,000-entry encrypted password file, and asked them to break as many as possible. The winner got 90% of them, the loser 62% — in a few hours. It’s the same sort of thing we saw in 2012, 2007, and earlier. If there’s any new news, it’s that this kind of thing is getting easier faster than people think.

Kevin Rothermel on Facebook

Facebook, I think, overall, is a lot of what’s wrong with marketing online, actually… what’s happened with Facebook is it’s given brand people — who otherwise don’t really understand the Internet or have the patience to build something that would be good enough for people to want to use — it gives them a really easy, lazy way to tell their board that they’re doing the Internet in a sense.