Tim O'Reilly is giving his keynote right now. Talking a lot about watching Alpha Geeks, wireless netowrk, bots, and so on. Here are some notable items that Tim mentions.

"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" -- William Gibson.

Hackers push the envelope, and entreprenurs make things eaiser for ordinary users.

The evolution from CGI to PHP/mod_perl and on to GUI site builders.

Eventually, consolidation happens around technologies as mature. We need to balance control and innovation. Microsoft is probably too closed and controlling. It's an ecosystem. Don't pollute it.

Paradigm shifts and distruptive technologies.

  • PC vs. Mainframe

  • MapQuest vs. Excel/Word

  • Linux vs. Windows

  • Napster vs. MP3

What's to like about OS X:

  • Unix

  • Wireless and Rendezvous (and the Digital Hub)

  • iApps

  • Watson and Sherlock (Web Services)

  • AppleScript

Piracy is progressive taxation.

Posted by jzawodn at October 01, 2002 09:26 AM

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