His blog’s Confused of Calcutta.
Pays homage to Doc Searls et. al. for the markets are conversations concept.
He’s not yet stupid enough to believe in his own propaganda.
He’ll take a graveyard approach — things that should die. And then show things that should live.
Border-less World: globalization, disinter-mediation and internet.
Initially language was word of mouth. This was tricky because there was no persistence, that came with writing, then with printing came reproduction. The internet brought sharing.
Metcalfe’s Law, and such have had an impact on the things we’re doing know.
He prefers thinking about information as opposed to technology.
Work of Engelbart and others allow us to consume information.
Then came Wordstar and Visicalc to allow us to create structured data. The browser allowed us to start consuming unstructured data.
The web became live (Doc’s words) with introduction of blogs and such.
Empowerment of people.
Assembly line production approach to humanity is bullshit and doesn’t skill.
We were denied the drive to bond.
Internet as source of neutrality
Identity is not of the individual but of the group (e.g. old-style passport: “I know this person would you please look after him”
Things that are dead:
- Device locking — you should be able to use the device you’re comfortable with for communication
<li>Marketing - move from CRM (customer exploitation), invert pyramid move from selling to buying, make it easier to buy something don't enforce a sale</li>
<li>Privacy - semantic web will kill privacy? BS - concept of personal space is culturally determined, DRM is pushed to create walled gardens around digital content we would rather have be free "if you want to keep a secret, don't tell anyone!"</li>
<li>Copyright & IPR - priests didn't like printing, the idea to start closed is not what humans are about, it should be the other way around</li>
Starbucks exist because of the web, because they needed to do something with the high street shopping space.
Taylorism & McLuhanism are evil!
Content is an evil word!
We have to start claiming back things we have lost.
Litigious society should die too, contracts are evil by nature. Please don’t get married. Covenant relationships are much better, you want to fix them not look for blame.
Longevity hasn’t changed — we have to simplify, enfranchise people to prevent info overload. A basic computer should for instance have a battery by default.
Our world has already gone virtual.
What happens to a person’s blog when he dies?
One should be free to choose whether to use social software.
If you want good to be said about you — do good.
Don’t stop and sensor people, it’s about relationships, do the right thing.