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Poptech Day 2 Cont…

I’m seating by the fireplace at the inn (it’s freezing here, can’t wait to get back to t-shirt and sandals weather) where I am staying and getting ready to jump into bed with a good book. I’ll probably be asleep within minutes…I am tired, lots of stimulation and invigorating discussions and meeting new people and thinking about new ideas and making connections and challenging myself to make sure I leave here with something tangible. This should be a better post, but my brain is fried so I just wanted to make sure I highlight some interesting links from the afternoon session.

– “Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, which has been praised by publications as diverse as Spin, GQ, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times and U.S. News & World Report. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he is a regular contributor to National Public Radio’s This American Life, a documentary filmmaker, and the author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. Davy lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.” This guy was too funny. Please please check out his website.

– “Yochai Benkler is Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His research focuses on the effects of laws that regulate information production and exchange on the distribution of control over information flows, knowledge, and culture in the digital environment.His particular focus has been on the neglected role of commons-based approaches towards management of resources in the digitally networked environment.” Couple of interesting observations from his presentation: the top web server today with 70% of the market share is Apache (Amazon.com runs on Apache), an open source project; the effect of the commons/colloborative approach is demonstrated when you run a search for “Barbie” on Encyclopedia.com
and when you run a similar search on Wikipedia,

– Finally the future of browsing (tag fans and bloggers will really appreciate this) – Flock. For more about their business model, click here.

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