The Age of the Internet blasted open the world’s minds for all to see and share, for better or worse. The Internet spurred a creative explosion never before seen in history and placed science and industry in the hands of unique human beings. The Internet can, by its very nature, only encompass the present and the past, while speculating on a variety of futures. The future we are destined to live lies in the hands, souls, and hearts of individuals who share the weave and warp of the human tapestry-the network that spontaneously lights up the world as connections for the future are sealed. This is not your grandfather’s network peddling products.
Leif Smith and his partner, Pat Wagner, founded a small business to serve the ancient and always emerging open network; the result of the best that humanity has to offer. Leif uses “Open Network” to name an emergent pattern of voluntary collaboration, a freeorder, comprised of and arising from all aspects of the world in which an explorer of sovereign spirit may rejoice. This network is very old. No one invented it.
Leif Smith explains, “Even in the age of the Internet, there is a need for curators, people with a point of view, as is found in great museums and libraries.” Only, open network curators do more than use the glories of the past to pollinate better futures. The curators, or weavers, notice arrows pointing forward to a future potential. The Office for Open Network opened in 1975 in Denver, Colorado. The idea of a business to serve open network was new, and it worked. The enterprise thrived and received national recognition in magazines and books. The concept was inclusive and nimble. Continue reading Open Network—Weavers of freeorder