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Re: Self-directed learning, and O’Reilly’s role in the ConnectED program -
"It really makes me happy to see authors like you and Matthew supporting the initiative!" - Tim O'Reilly
Re: Writing without knowing -
"I totally love what you say here, Simon, and it completely agrees with my own experience. I did all of my best technical writing about subjects that I was learning, not on subjects that I had long ago mastered. We definitely have great O'Reilly books by masters, but you're right that new learners actually often have a better sense of what people need to know, and in what order, than the masters." - Tim O'Reilly
Re: The Creep Factor: How to Think About Big Data and Privacy -
"Another really provocative take on the political issues around big data comes from David Eaves, the Canadian open government activist. He writes about a different kind of data redlining: the data that isn't collected in order to affect the operations of government. He points out, for example, that North Carolina has legislated what kind of climate data can be used to predict sea level rise. And he points out the role of the US census in shaping everything from congressional seats to budgeting: "As accessibility becomes less politicized, how governments collect data will become the new political battlefield. The most relevant “open” U.S. government data set may be the census. The grand history of disputes over its seemingly benign numbers—what questions to ask, what methodologies to use, what to do about the information—is emblematic of the bickering on the horizon. The census is so contentious because the stakes are so high: Its results determine seat..." - Tim O'Reilly
Software Above the Level of a Single Device -
Software Above the Level of a Single Device
Re: Does net neutrality really matter? -
"My point exactly. Why should comcast et al get paid twice for the same service, once by consumers and the second time by internet data suppliers?" - Tim O'Reilly
Re: Does net neutrality really matter? -
"I totally agree. I think that reframing the argument in terms of economics would get a lot more attention from regulators. This should probably be an FTC issue, not (or not just) an FCC one. The cable companies sell one thing, and deliver another." - Tim O'Reilly
These are the top 20 investors to follow on Twitter? Really? -
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"I hear you, Joe. But we've continued to do those things even as we have become more disciplined. There is no question, though, that a lot of our success did indeed come from our ignorance of "how things are done." But I believe it's possible to have a deep connection to your values and mission while still running a tight ship. The pathology you describe is common - putting growth or profit before all else - but I can assure you that O'Reilly is a long way off from that being a problem. We are still dreamers who want to make a better world. We just know that we can do that more effectively if we do our dreaming in a disciplined way." - Tim O'Reilly
Re: The Creep Factor: How to Think About Big Data and Privacy -
"John, I think you're totally right that people saying "yes" to apps requests to share their location data is a blank check for companies to do anything they want with that data. But people do say "yes," so what to do? I am arguing that what we want to do is to figure out specific harms that we want to prohibit or penalize, precisely because people will say "yes" so thoughtlessly, and because once that permission is given, it is very difficult to tell just what data companies have or how they are using it. Auditing "data harm" is difficult, but not more difficult than, say, Google managing search quality or combating search spam. It's a good use case for what I've called "algorithmic regulation."" - Tim O'Reilly
Re: If You Want to See How We'll Live In the Future... -
"That quote was from Google chief economist Hal Varian. I passed it along after a fascinating dinner I had with Hal and his former student (and co-author of the seminal book Information Rules) Carl Shapiro, fresh from the White House Council of Economic Advisors, discussing the difference between the Silicon Valley mentality and the traditional liberal approach to equalizing society. I think both of them had really good points. While technology is doing amazing things to democratize what used to be exclusive to the rich, it's still got a long way to go. Uber, despite its slogan, isn't "everyone's private driver," it's the upper middle class's private driver. There are people in real need. And yes, cell phone penetration is amazing, but people are still hungry. So we need a fusion of the two ideas: the optimism of tech, so that policy doesn't shoot behind the adoption curve, but the compassion to understand what problems the market isn't (yet) addressing. One of the reasons I'm so..." - Tim O'Reilly
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Oakland Public Ethics Commission: Transparency, Open Data, and Gov as Platform -
Oakland Public Ethics Commission: Transparency, Open Data, and Gov as Platform
The Stories I Enjoyed Most in Last Week’s Sunday New York Times -
Lessons from a career marketing big ideas -
Lessons from a career marketing big ideas
"Sounds like your reason #1 may be not reading texts that are long enough to make the point they are trying to make :-)" - Tim O'Reilly
"Yep. Follow the link to It was prior art for a huge amount of what followed." - Tim O'Reilly
"No problem with the banks in 2009." - Tim O'Reilly
"Jay, I'd bet you are right on your first guess, but the second point is a bit harsh. Pruning parts of the business that are not working doesn't necessarily reflect on the people involved. Sure, sometimes it does, but often, the business idea just didn't work, just as a lot of startups fail, and that isn't seen as a negative reflection on those who were part of them. Many of them go on to great success. So it's important to separate the business/financial side from the personal performance side." - Tim O'Reilly
Re: Resharing Differences Between LinkedIn and Radar -
"Right. But notice that Twitter and LinkedIn are ignoring this attribute. I expected Google to pay attention. I thought FB would be like Twitter and LinkedIn. At any rate, good for them." - Tim O'Reilly
"Tim's original WWW browser didn't do inline images." - Tim O'Reilly
"I don't think so. He was in NYC in the financial industry." - Tim O'Reilly
Re: Not another VC blog - First Round Review -
"As this stuff accumulates, want to turn it into a book?" - Tim O'Reilly
Platforms, Applications, and Idealism -
Platforms, Applications, and Idealism
how clem spent most of our trip: doing handstands -
how clem spent most of our trip: doing handstands
An Operating System for the Real World -
An Operating System for the Real World
From chicken coop to chicken palace (pdf with notes) -
From chicken coop to chicken palace (pdf with notes)
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