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I am tired-to-the-bone and will try and sum up day two in a few lines. 1. Interestingness, engagement, tagging, collective intelligence, social apps… proof that we don’t need Henry Blodgett’s help to come up ephemeral metrics. We are doing quite well on our own, thank you […]

I am tired-to-the-bone and will try and sum up day two in a few lines.

1. Interestingness, engagement, tagging, collective intelligence, social apps… proof that we don’t need Henry Blodgett’s help to come up ephemeral metrics. We are doing quite well on our own, thank you very much.
2. Mark Cuban is not mobbed at the conferences.
3. Most attendees see broadband as a connection, not as a platform.
4. Revenue Models… what is that? Maybe we need Meeker’s hocus pocus.
5. Did you know that Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet, has not used Yahoo like ever? He went from Alta Vista to Google and stayed there.


Fred Wilson Says.
: “…. In their places we are seeing second derivatives. I heard one business described as Google Maps meets delicious, and another described as Skype meets MySpace. When the first derivative hasn’t fully figured its long term business model (other than getting bought), the second derivates are pretty scary.”

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  1. “Maybe we need Mary’s hocus pocus”

    Maybe we need Mary’s hocus pocus like a hole in the head, Om. At least some folkaren’t drinking the Kool-Aid.

    Nice point about broadband.

  2. Someone should ask Metcalfe about that “Linux will fade away soon” prediction.

  3. Awesome. Keep talking like this, Om, and you’re gonna get excommunicated from the Bay Area.

  4. Excommunicate Om?

    That will be exc-om

  5. MORE FROM WEB 2.0… THOUGHTS ON UPCOMING.ORG

    Anyway, last link, Om with his latest, “And 5 More Things About Web 2.0 conference”

    I agree with Om’s point on “Revenue Models… what is that?” As I posted before, the problem with many of these cool tools are just that. They are only tools and…

  6. Steve Citron-Pousty Friday, October 7, 2005

    Fred wilson’s quote reminds me of the consistent line in “The Player” …
    Think of Pretty Woman meets Out of Africa
    or
    Basically, it’s The Gods Must Be Crazy minus the Coke bottle and plus a TV actress
    and every movie has to have Julia Roberts.

    Go ahead and swap terms like folksonomy or tagging or ajax and Products like MySpace and Skype

  7. I too went from Alta Vista to Google, who needs yahoo anyway?

  8. I am glad you bring them in Black and White.

  9. “… described as Google Maps meets delicious, and another described as Skype meets MySpace.”

    My new company is going to be like salt meeting pepper.

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