The Welcome System and the Distance System

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

I tried to say things that were true, useful, elegant and memorable. Jay Rosen Summary The original objective was to research why traditional media haven’t found obvious revenue models on the Web. The relationship with readers seemed to be different on the Web, but how? When analyzing how other successful businesses on the Web do […]

11 | Groundwork | Four Observations: Memory

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Note: The five posts entitled “Groundwork” were originally written in 2009. See here. . We hear a lot about Moore’s Law and the doubling of processing capacity, but storage-density’s growth makes the pace of processor improvements look glacial. Cory Doctorow Tracking the astounding pace of digital storage figure 23: Memory of exchanges in a traditional […]

10 | Groundwork | Four Observations: Equality

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Note: The five posts entitled “Groundwork” were originally written in 2009. See here. . TV is unbalanced – if I own a TV station, and you own a television, I can speak to you, but you can’t speak to me. Phones, by contrast, are balanced; if you buy the means of consumption, you automatically own […]

09 | Groundwork | Four Observations: Origin

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Note: The five posts entitled “Groundwork” were originally written in 2009. See here. . Push models treat people as passive consumers whose needs can be anticipated and shaped by centralized decision-makers. Pull models treat people as networked creators who are uniquely positioned to transform uncertainty from a problem into an opportunity. John Hagel and John […]

03 | Business Models Are The Easy Part

Friday, November 13th, 2009

I am media centric and user driven. Media centric?  By now, we have all observed, learned or at least heard that the Internet is user centric: we have user-centric identity, user-centric design, user-centric media, user-centric Web architecture and user-centric databases management. And of course, when we’ll come to hosting communities, we’ll look closely at what “user […]

02 | Analysis Of The Context Changes: Ecosystem

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Now we are trying to visualize two factors of the Web that change the traditional-media environment: the speed of two-way communications, and the integration into one ecosystem of all the exchanges that are part of making a mass media. figure 5: Acceleration of all communications Observations on figure 5 Once again: this is not intended […]

01 | Analysis Of The Context Changes: Transition

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

So, let’s lay the groundwork as fast as possible with the help of a few diagrams to build a common visual vocabulary from concepts we are all familiar with. Note: for the sake of speed, I am recycling diagrams from different presentations. Apologies for the inconsistencies. I’ll replace them later with cleaner ones. Graphical conventions: […]