It’s Reboot time! Come to Copenhaguen to refresh your mind with the practical visionaries of the world. This year the theme is “human”.
From Thomas Mygdal’s invitation email:
“We’re connecting to each others as human beings once again. We’re building tools to empower humans – not institutions. We’re creating new iconic collaborative human manifestations. We’re finding ourselves as humans and our human voices. We’re humanizing our organizations and our societies. We’re reestablishing links to nature we’d long forgotten. We’re looking at the world together as humans – not as consumers or workers.”
The reboot venue before the rush. Photo by Bitch Kitty Racing.
Save your seat now – only 195 euros – and see you in Denmark on may 31st!
I’m at reboot, getting new ideas and connecting to the European new tech scene. This year’s theme is renaissance, amazing talks are on the program and I think I’ll do the same thing I did last year, i.e. shutting down my computer and take hand written notes.
You’ll find live information on Technorati
The whole LIFT team (myself, nicolas, john and steve) will be in Copenhagen for reboot8 on June 1 and 2. Feel free to register and join us at one of the best tech/web/ideas/networking event in Europe.
Thomas just sent me the details of Reboot 8.0, happening in Copenhagen on June 1-2. You must go there, it’s an amazing source of inspiration.
It’s time for reboot8, which this year will take place in Copenhagen on June 1- 2 (Thursday and Friday). Same venue; better food; dinner, lounge and entertainment the first evening. More conversation; More Europeans doing interesting things; and still as informal and open an atmosphere as always…
As some of you might know Reboot is LIFT’s sister-conference so I hope to see you there!
Nicole vient de mettre en ligne quelques enregistrements de reboot. A télécharger par ici il y a beaucoup, beaucoup de bonnes choses.
Thanks to Nicole we now have podcasts of almost all reboot 7 speeches. Lovely.
Click here to go to the files
I am trying to convince Thomas to let me speak next year so my shameless pursuit of air time starts here (and now). Things I would have talked at reboot had the organizers known I am so cool I could be a blogger myself ;-)
Beyond blogs the big thing is the web restarting as a global and real-time discussion.
– Publishing has been here for a while now so the explosion we have now is due to the emergence of the egsistence (ego-existence) monitoring tools ala Technorati . We live in an era where you get increased return (in terms of value, immediacy and frequency) on what you send to the world. Discussion is getting big because our words have more echo.
– Blogs will not be called blogs anymore in a short period of time. Once discussion/ tags/permalinks are integrated in all websites there will be no more need for the term blog. Blogs will be homepages (when run by people) or online magazines (when run by corporations).
I thing this is as true as ever
This was written by PWC in 2001 and still stands. The end of a bubble started a great decline in the quality and quantity of online services. Despite the end of the startups’ golden era people continued to turn to the web, got some broadband connections, learned how to use a browser. No we are in a situation were services are slowly catching up with the users. People want streaming TV, better search engines, tags, server space, more usable websites, etc… Bottom line is your newest product is already behind expectations.
Software doesn’t really matter (as long as it works). My about-to-irritate-a-lot-of-people point is the following: don’t count on your server to be your business differentiator (unless your name is Google).
Do you care what flickr runs on? Do you know what server they use at Amazon or Gmail? Users don’t. You site success depends more of your graphical interface than of your software technology. Fortunately for all of us technology is slowly turning into a flexible and mature commodity.
Jason Calacanis is right: blogs will be a safer source of information than traditional media. Beyond his points (self-regulating, error-facing nature of blogs) one other thing: to serve large audiences newspapers and TVs need to grow and hire more staff. The headcount growth will of course make processes more complex, therefore harder to control. The example of the NYT intern fits that theory nicely.
On the other side blogs won’t have that problem. Bloggers can increase their audience without constraints as their distribution channel is unconstrained and they outsource part of their job to the community.
Blogs are a better source of information as it is safer to have fact checking outsourced to the audience than managed internally (by probing one out of ten articles).
Ten days after reboot I am closing the Danish part of my year. Things I think I think:
cory doctorow kicked my ass, he’s part of a fight whose outcome will affect how people live around me for a long, long time. I will try to give the guy a hand with logistics in Geneva plus my connections in the local media.
doc searls sparked some intense reflections with his talk, then I got to meet the guy and things became even more intense. We actually barely talked about technology as I tried to pick up all I could on the story of his father who re-enrolled in the army at the age of 36 to free Europe. That part of our transatlantic history, the part made of abnegation, courage and pride. The part we all miss now.
Jimbo Wales is changing the world. It is great to live at a time were one single person can concentrate the energy of so many people on a good cause like wikipedia. If only he could apply all his principles on politics.
I learned a lot I will apply daily on my projects. Strategies to promote my work, how to facilitate change and user adoption, how to use objects to enable interactions between people , how to design and respect the way our brain works, and how I should encourage conversation as it is more and more turning into knowledge .
I now have some of the things I need to shape my picture of the future: I know more about where the mobile phone industry is headed, some of the extraordinary new business models that are appearing, how information will be organized and managed in the future and the direction blogs will develop
I think blogging has completely changed the way I (we) experience conferences. In a way it is great as rewording and structuring my notes has allowed me to think and learn more on the subjects, then communicate that to my coworkers, friends and all the people that read this blog. On the other side it’s hard to listen to speakers when the 10 guys sitting next to you are chatting on the IRC channel. They have their computers open to take notes (officially) and end up cracking jokes for one hour then publish the SubEthaEdit transcript on their blogs. Ben is right, we quickly need a new etiquette (for conferences at least).
One final thing: you should all save the date. Reboot8 happens June 1-3 in 2006.
I opened a special section to group all reboot related content. It is accessible here.