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Personal opinions of Mike Caprio

Where I Think The Bus Should Go: Communities Of Innovation

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[Author’s Note: TL;DR – This is a really long blog post that outlines a vision for the future of innovation based on nearly a decade of my experiences as a community organizer, and relates some of my feelings about the StartupBus event and the community that arises from it. I hope you’ll give it a […]

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A Failure Of Vision For Broadband Access

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My Rant About NY State Using Opportunity Funds To Bribe Broadband ISPs The NY state plan to grant the ISP mafia $500MM to "incentivize" them to raise speeds is a MASSIVELY FLAWED idea. https://t.co/mMLPekx9eK — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) January 17, 2015 The NY state money would be best spent laying municipal fiber not bribing providers […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins That Kill Innovation In Your Organization

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This Is Not A Religious Screed Let me just get that out of the way right up front. I am not at all a religious person – but I have to say that I feel this metaphor will ring true for many who are even passingly familiar with the so-called tradition of “deadly sins”, which […]

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My Response To NYC’s CTO

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The Beta NYC civic hacking group met with New York City’s First Chief Technology Officer. She made it clear that the City’s IT policy, technology, data, leadership, and services need to accessible to all New Yorkers. She also posed two questions to the membership: What do you want to see from NYC’s CTO and the […]

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Smartdrones

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I kind of called it on flying smartphone-drones (smartdrones) back in July of this year. Smartphones will eventually be replaced by flying mini-drones that access networks & speak in response to voice command #FlyingLittleBrother — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) July 6, 2014 Forget wearables – we need FLYABLES. Clothing will generate electricity from heat & movement, […]

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