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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    Buzz, 13 Apr 2009 @ 4:00pm


    @cram (#48) -- But you simply cannot "apply" the credit card analogy to content creators. In my example, the infinite good (the CC#) is used as a TOOL to steal the scarce good (the money). In your example, the content itself is an infinite good, and that is all people are interested in: the infinite good itself. Applying that back to the credit card example, that'd be like copying my credit card number but never withdrawing money from the account. Even if I am unaware that 500 people know my number, I suffer no damage until someone tries to spend my money. Also, your movie hall attendance claim is laughable because there is no evidence whatsoever that these pirates would have gone to the theater in the first place. Most of these pirates do what they do only because it is free.

    No one is suggesting that "information in any form" should be publicly available to anyone and everyone. We are referring to publicly marketed goods: books, music, movies, etc.

    Also, you make it sound like Mike is justifying piracy; he's not. He is pointing out that there is more market opportunity by setting these things free. The pirates simply represent the changing ideals in society; no one is condoning the breaking of laws.

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