I’ve been noticing .. and friends have been telling me about .. the increased use of the term and concept “wirearchy” in the social business and social learning business arenas.
I don’t mind its increased use .. it’s just a neologism, after all .. but most of the the increased use comes from consulting (Deloitte & Deloitte / Bershin) and social software vendors (SABA Software and Cisco).
And if they are going to use the term and concept to help sell services and software …
I feel compelled to note that I copyrighted the term and definition in 1999, and began writing about wirearchy – the term, concept, definition and its implications – shortly thereafter, in early 2000.
For the record …
Wirearchy – a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology.
(Jon Husband, 1999)