Jon Udell and I were talking the other day about the Blog Drain. Jon has been starting to unsubscribe from feeds.
Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter
Scoble and I spent a lazy afternoon after lunch at Jing Jing's walking around Palo Alto, looking for a good place to chat about Attention. First we went to the University Cafe (too loud, tried one false start), then on to the HP garage (under construction, the new guy must be moving fast), past anonymous buildings identified by Robert as "where Google got started" and "where Java was created" among others.
A week ago, attention seemed to be on a lot of minds at the O'Reilly ETech conference. I had interesting conversations with a number of people, watched the light bulb go off in some, and came away with the feeling that things were on the move.
Another day, another PaidContent pointer: Next On List: Buyout Countdown List: These are neat little tech plays that don't make sense as standalones in a year or so or could reap rewards a lot faster by selling -- hence our countdown clock: Technorati, Feedster, FeedBurner, Findory, Pheedo, PubSub, Tribe, LinkedIn... Rafat: I would add a couple more: -- Moreover, and BigChampagne, Who are we missing?
Dan Farber deconstructs PC Forum:Business and technology ecosystems, like their biological counterparts, can be fragile. Changing the climate, introducing new elements, pissing off the community can lead to a rapid decay--and to new ecosystems that respond better the multiple inputs and nuance of the community, which is social and organic, built on values like trust and transparency.
PaidContent.org is pumping out reams of data about the Perfect Storm in media/communications/tech convergence.
Somebody told me a story a few days ago about their brother or somebody sharing a cab with John Lennon outside the Dakota. Whoever the guy was pretended not to recognize Lennon and asked him: "So what do you do?
Walking from my hotel to the ETech conference yesterday morning, I noticed Bob Frankston enjoying an attractive pile of eggs at an outdoor cafe. Bob is well-known to many of us as the co-inventor with Dan Bricklin of the spreadsheet, and as the frequent attendee of virtually every conference in the tech universe.
Matt May talks with Eric Rice and floats what he calls fanscription.
Marc Canter bought me dinner last night. Does that mean I'm pimping Marqui now?