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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    Weird Harold, 13 Apr 2009 @ 12:26pm

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    I am still trying to figure this out.

    People who like newspapers or CDs are "buggy whip" lovers, old and out of date with no chance of redemption.

    People who like books are hip and modern, buying a format that people like.

    Explain the difference. I mean, books are a nice format to read (I prefer them) but a newspaper is also a very good format (easy to read anywhere, no connection required).

    I am trying to understand why you feel a line is drawn "here" and not "there".

    @jan:I understand the concept, but I am just having a hard time dealing with the idea that certain information (which is infinite) should be treated in any way non-infinite. Publishing a book and getting it distributed and wasting all those trees and not being able to keep it updates seems like a waste, when the information could just be put onto a P2P network and people could do what they want with that infinite resource.

    Worse, the book has been completed for a while, Chris has been on about it for about a year now. Why take the time to print it and deny the world his wisdom, when it could be online and widely available already?

    For me, it seems that there is a little bit of "do as I say, not do as I do" at work here. It seems a book can be an upsell from free sample chapters, but a CD cannot be an upsell from free sample songs. How odd! I guess it proves which one the teachers are selling.

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