Category Archives: Events

The most important event, ever

IIW XX, the 20th Internet Identity Workshop, comes at a critical inflection point in the history of VRM: Vendor Relationship Management, the only business movement working toward giving you both independence from the silos and walled gardens of the world; … Continue reading

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A New Data Deal, starting today

There was a time when personal computer was an oxymoron: a contradiction in terms. That ended when personal computing got real in the ’80s. There was a time when personal networking, where every person has status, reach and power equal … Continue reading

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Escaping the Black Holes of Centralization

Turkey shut down Twitter today. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced, “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” (Hurriyet Daily News) … Continue reading

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Short Attention Spasm Theater

This post is a hat tip toward Rusty Foster’s Today In Tabs, which I learned about from Clay Shirky during a digressive conversation about the subscription economy (the paid one, not the one Rusty and other free spirits operate in), and how lately … Continue reading

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Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

I’m bummed that I missed LeWeb, but I’m glad I got to see and hear Fred Wilson’s talk there, given on Tuesday. I can’t recommend it more highly. Go listen. It might be the most leveraged prophesy you’re ever going to hear. … Continue reading

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Revisiting the last great comet

With Comet Ison on the horizon (but out of sight until it finishes looping around the Sun), I thought it might be fun to re-run what I wrote here in 1997 (in my blog-before-there-were-blogs), about the last great comet to grace Earth’s … Continue reading

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Come to VRM and Personal Cloud Day

Today is VRM and Personal Cloud Day at the Computer History Museum. Register at that first link. Or just show up. It’s free. (Registering gives us a better idea of head count.) It’s the time and place to brainstorm about both … Continue reading

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IIW Challenge #1: Sovereign Identity in the Great Silo Forest

Who are you? What are you? If the answers come from you, they speak of your sovereign identity: that which is yours and you control. If the answers come from your employer, your doctor, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple, … Continue reading

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So some day they don’t have to

Customer Commons‘ invites you to a screening of Terms and Conditions May Apply, @CullenHoback‘s  award-winning documentary on the state of personal privacy online. NOTE: The venue is now at Stanford University, in conjunction with the United Nations Association Film Festival, and will be … Continue reading

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Notes from #SOTN13

Hashtags being used: #SOTN13 #SOTN #SOTN_live Gigi keynote “Italian is the official language of music.” (It’s certainly far more musical than English. No offense.) David Snowden (@Snowded) keynote Responses to change: fascism or anarchy “We need a few more ecologists … Continue reading

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