Arthur Attwell is a publisher and entrepreneur with a passion for technology. He believes that the spread of information in developing countries will depend not only on open licensing, but on the highly efficient trading of commercial licences. Arthur is building a web-based rights marketplace to make this possible. Its first application will be Paperight, a website that turns anyone with any printer and an Internet connection into a print-on-demand bookstore. Paperight aims to provide access to book content at total costs far lower than the traditional book industry can provide, enabling pop-up bookstores and libraries in any town, anywhere.
I was honored to speak at the recent launch of Yellowwood’s white paper on transformative innovation in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Here’s my talk. Introduction I used to be a... Read More – ‘On transformative innovation with Yellowwood’.
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