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Best Quotes from Day 2 at EmergeTech

While the people on stage are often rocket scientists and the technical discussions can be extremely dense, MIT's Emerging Technology Conference can be full of great sound bytes and quotes.  Here are some from today:I am great sketpic of video conferencing.

September 29, 2005 by David Berlind


Joy refreshes last two of his "six Webs"

In his keynote to the approximately 800 attendees at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies conference, Kleiner-Perkins partner Bill Joy (a co-founder of Sun Microsystems) offered his long-discussed six Web framework once again as a way for people to understand what the Internet is and what categories all of its future changes will fall into.  This is obviously the way that he thinks about it as a venture capitalist.

September 29, 2005 by David Berlind


SimplyHired is on the job

SimplyHired indexes more than 4.5 million jobs from thousands of sources and provides filtered searches, ratings and other services for job hunters.

September 28, 2005 by Dan Farber


Move over Microsoft, Dell. The $100 PC cometh. From MIT.

As a part of what he says is his life's most important work, MIT Media Labs director Nicholas Negroponte is on course to deliver a $100 laptop to the people who need it most: the world's children.  The first prototype, (pictured left, see more photos of it in ZDNet's online photo gallery) is on course to be shown-off for the first time on November 17 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis.

September 28, 2005 by David Berlind


Digital identity defined

Must watch:  I've seen Dick Hardt's presentation on the nature of digital identity evolve over the last several months, and the version available here really captures the complexities of participating in an online world and how identity is at the center of the Web experience. Dick is the founder and CEO of Sxip Identity, which he describes as an Identity 2.

September 28, 2005 by Dan Farber