A bit of revisionist history…

Following a link from GigaOm to Meraki a vendor of wireless mesh routing gear, I was amused to read the a href=”http://www.meraki.net/about.html”>bio of Robert Morris, one of the company’s advisors. Morris is a distinguished technologist and a successful entrepreneur. But he’s best known for the “Morris worm” he inadvertently created as a graduate student, which essentially shut down the Internet for a time in 1988. Morris wrote a piece of ...

Supernova 2007 question: What's "cutting edge" today?

The general consensus feeling about this year’s Web 2.0 conference is that it was a fantastic networking experience, but offered little content-wise that was truly new. As I plan for Supernova 2007 (next June 20-22 in San Francisco), I’m thinking a great deal about what’s next. I had a great time at Web 2.0, and give kudos to Tim, John, Eric, and the other organizers for capturing the zeitgeist. No ...

The best take-away from Web 2.0

I’m back from San Francisco, where I spent 3 days at the Web 2.0 conference. Kudos to Tim O’Reilly, John Battelle, and Eric Fourot — the conference was truly “ground zero” for the current wave of consumer Internet developments. It was massive, with roughly 1500 attendees, and a great turnout of leading industry figures. Since I don’t get out to San Francisco as often as I’d like these days, the ...