The Importance of Networks

I hope you will excuse this commercial interruption but this blog was started to facilitate the discussion of and, we hope, speed the development of work zone and rural ITS. In this month’s issue of Wired magazine you will find an article entitled, “Thinking Out Loud – How Successful Networks Nurture Good Ideas.” It talks about the importance of open discussion to innovation.

When we learn how others are using technology it often leads to ideas of our own. If a new widget can do X in one industry why couldn’t it be used to do Y in ours?

I understand my readers’ need for anonymity so I also understand why we get so few public comments. But please keep them coming through back channels. If we aren’t talking we aren’t saving as many lives on our roads as we could.

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