i didn”t make it to oxford to give z his cube and attend his inaugural lecture. but zuckerman covered it like a rock concert. reading zuckerman now on a companion screen. zuckerman is an amazing character, both on paper and in person, a prolix motherfucker (as wayne proudly says of himself, and as i check his site i see he’s got just the video set-up i’ve been wanting!), a geek connection mainline to the developing world. so i see z there, in the hall with z and palfrey. he let’s my mind go there now as i read his account.
Referencing Google’s amazing ability to optimize search results based on clickstream analysis – tapping into people’s judgements – JZ suggests that there are ways to combat surveillance through collective action.
hello jingcha – we are friendly and strong
we know you are watching us
you know we are watching you
If users were able to alert a central clearinghouse if they weren’t able to access a website… if other users could retrieve pages you can’t retrieve from your computer… if the software were smart enough to tell you whether you’re blocked by your parents, your ISP, your government… or because you unplugged the Ethernet cable… The resulting system, would be a “collection of gauges, more accurate the more of us who use them”, mapping the accessibility of the net in real time.
law and its compliment
authority of the people
we lead in a downhill battle
buzz and power in the complimentary space
- Keep it simple
- Keep it open
- Not democracy
- Technical meritocracy
- Run by rough consensus of the whole
- Assume people are reasonable
- Assume people are nice
- Fool me once
- Fool me twice
The future of universities on the Internet has to be more than digitizing libraries and putting them online. It needs to involve creating new knowledge using the tools the Internet gives us.
a hell of a talk by zittrain says zuckerman. thanks for the buZZZZZZZZ.