My Keynote At Mesh: Growing Communities And Adding True Scarcities

from the have-fun-with-it dept

A bunch of folks have been asking for video from my keynote talk at the excellent Mesh Conference, and here it is (and if you really want to download it, there's an iTunes link as well). It's also embedded below if you click through. The whole thing is an hour, but split into four separate videos. The first two are my presentation and the second two are the Q&A that followed:

It was, as always, lots of fun to do. Also, I met tons of great, wonderful, interesting and fascinating people at the event. Interacting with people is always the best part of these things. Thanks to everyone who came out -- and a special thanks to the Mesh Crew: Mathew, Rob, Michael, Stuart and Mark who have created something really special with the Mesh event and who are each amazing individuals as well.

Also, since people were quizzing me about it later: I actually do "memorize" the presentations and what's coming next. I don't see what the next slide is before I bring it up and no (as two separate people asked me...) I did not have a little device in my ear telling me what was coming next....

Filed Under: business models, economics, keynote, mesh, scarcities
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    cram, 12 Apr 2009 @ 8:57pm

    Hi Buzz

    Thanks for your take.

    "...someone USING that information illegally would certainly represent a loss to the owner since money is definitely NOT an infinite good."

    The same argument can apply to content creators, right? If someone puts out a movie copy on the Internet "illegally" and that leads to a drop in movie hall attendance and DVD sales, then the creators can claim a loss, since money is certainly not an infinite good.

    "Just because something is information means it is (not)a "good" for public consumption."

    Who gets to decide that? Whoever "owns" that information or the general public? 'Coz it seems the mobs get to decide that in the case of music and movie makers.

    I raised the point because people here keep pointing out that information is infinite, by nature, and should therefore be free. Perhaps we should now start specifying the kinds of information that are not infinite and therefore, not subject to the "basic economics" Mike loves to talk about.

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