After a long hiatus, I'm back to blogging on my Technium blog. Recent longer pieces include: Virtual production and Underpopulation Bomb .
After a long hiatus, I'm back to blogging on my Technium blog. Recent longer pieces include: Virtual production and Underpopulation Bomb .
I wrote a Data Manifesto.
I update, edited, rewrote, my popular essay on 1,000 True Fans.
Brian Eno’s idea of “scenius” is relevant here – creative brilliance emerging from scenes rather than lone geniuses it’s a bit of an awkward term, but the reframing is useful & suggests a very different set of priorities for tool designers!
We are technology's DNA.
Finally got a hard copy of the most formative book I read in college. Free on ‘s webpage
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
This essay 1000 true fans also interesting on how creatives can make a living without having to be Adele level successful.
I also like this 1 of 7 multilock at a number of Bay Area ranches:
Just finished another inspirational read of The Inevitable by . I swear that Silicon Valley should pay a Kelly Tax ( #kellytax ) to reimburse Kevin for all of the imaginative seeds of future tech that he tosses out in that book.
Peer review is a mechanism that supports a narrative of incrementalism; very typical of institutional thinking. Once we've lived with institutions for a while, people forget what it was that established them in the first place.
1000 True Fans 👇🏻 “To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans.”
The Data Manifesto by deserves attention, conversation & debate but the one that definitely true is: To manage the web of relationships, rights and responsibilities of data will require technological and social tools that don’t exist yet.
has been talking about 1000 true fans for 10+ years. It's truer than ever and it's never been easier to do. What I've found is that even 50 true fans create a psychological home, a sense of belonging. 50 true fans challenge & nourish you
Yo Imma think you'll love this if it's new - just rediscovered it: "The Shirky Principle" - "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." ( quoting , 2010)
Eno on scenius, “the intelligence & the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of.. genius"
Useful new word from : "Ingenic: Content created in the same media that it is consumed in. As an example, if one uses VR tools within VR to create a VR world, that content is ingenic." The opposite: exgenic.
Arthur C Clarke was one of the few people to praise Out of Control when it first came out. His letter to me is one of my life's highlights. #OoC25
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
thanks for the shoutout in your story referencing . We are building the Babel tool now with support for the #Google News Innovation fund. #wired #translation #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Languages
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
Kevin Kelly wrote about this a while back, and came to similar conclusions:
For those out there starting a business or a creative endeavor, I highly recommend reading ‘1000 True Fans’ by . This timeless essay is a wonderful reminder to serve and delight the small tribe of people who are your first true believers.
In 1999 I created some "unthinkable" futures for 2019. Now that 2019 is here, those unthinkables are so unthinkable. My predictions
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
Today I learned that Fortran is still widely used in weather forecasting, which reminded me of this piece by Kevin Kelly about how technology, once discovered, never dies: ht
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
Still a long ways away from having 1,000 true fans, but am putting out free content daily as a minor hedge against total destruction of paying media. As a child I always daydreamed about being an itinerant bard.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
randomized human blockchain fork experiment
Just re-read Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans post from 2008. Such a prescient article.
living in the future, as usual
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
A platform is the combination of the tools, relationships, access, and audience that you have to bear on spreading your creative work. So start building your platform now — at the very least, build your email list! Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans theory
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
"To manage the web of relationships, rights and responsibilities of data will require technological and social tools that don’t exist yet."
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate, I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
There should be a conference arguing about the points of 's Data Manifesto. (Or perhaps and have already exchanged secret memos arguing over the strategic implications of “movage”.)
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
When do I have product/market fit? Still the best answer
25 years ago I published my first book Out of Control. Still in print, and still useful: . To celebrate I’m going to tweet the best lines from it, #OoC25.
People have even suggested that you can get $100,000 support per year from just “1000 true fans”
The Shirky Principle: “Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” — Clay Shirky