> In my post yesterday on using technology and social business strategies to blur the boundaries between inside and outside the business I noted that some of these ideas aren’t dissimilar to techniques used by architects to do similar things with internal and external spaces.
I spent quite a while talking to space planners and architects who worked in this sphere back in my [GRID editing days](http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2003/10/grid_issue_1_on.html). I’ve been reminded more than once of their thought processes as I investigate out own community building efforts,
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Ah, I love NEXT. Unlike many tech-based conferences, which are very rooted in the now, they have a remarkable knack of looking about two years into the future, and giving you a sense of what the world might look like then. I’ve been working with them since January, and
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add
to right now:
* The Nichepaper Manifesto
– an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks