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Cognitive Engineering

246 EpisodesProduced by Aleph InsightsWebsite

Welcome to the Cognitive Engineering podcast. Occasionally coherent musings of Aleph Insights. We hope you like listening to them as much as we like recording them.


Open versus Closed Standards

What3words provides its users with an easy way of referring to any geographic location, but nobody knows how the three word reference is generated. Is this the right approach or should all standards be open?

This podcast looks at how open and closed standards work, investigates the pros and cons of both and considers their economic consequences. We explore existing examples of open and closed standards and delve into the relative levels of control and investment value that both models offer. We also look at the rights of users, such as the right to repair.

A few things we mentioned in this podcast:

- What 3 Words
- Why bother with What Three Words?
- Vendor lock-in
- Prisoner’s Dilemma's%20dilemma%20is%20a,expense%20of%20the%20other%20participant.
- Right to repair
- A list of format wars

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