Two conversations over the last couple of days, have been very inspiring. And both started about unrelated things.
Firstly, criticism by Zbigniew Lukasiak forced me to defend why I thought Clay Shirky's "Situated Software" essay was worthwhile. And in doing so I made explicit what seemed to be original : a connection of a style of coding with a scale of social group.
That led to Shirky pointing out that there was more than scale at stake.
Secondly, my trivial posting suggesting Bill Seitz had got a Momus link from me, drew my attention to his point that there were different link structures available at different scales.
Between them, and thanks to connecting power of wiki, I started thinking about ThoughtStorms: ScaleAndStructureOfSocialGroups
Maybe there's nothing to it, but it feels like there's something interesting there.