Scripting News for 9/13/2006

Feedburner: A Peek Inside TechCrunch’s 100K Milestone

Lessons from AT&T/Yahoo 

In early August, I wrote a piece about where the intelligence is in the network of users and vendors, and how so much of it is with the users, and in the past that was so poorly utilized, and how the Internet is in the process of flipping it around, to the point that users become manufacturers, and that’s the process Jason was trying to explain yesterday. We still need expertise, I don’t know how to design a bridge, and my doctor can’t design a web app, but we also need the expertise that users develop, that today’s manufacturer’s just throw away.

The current product development process, that focuses on a few supposed geniuses and ignores the intelligence that’s in the user’s minds, same as with unconferences, is about to run its course much as the old style conference can’t possibly compete with one that involves the brains of the people formerly known as the audience.

Back to AT&T/Yahoo. I could tell them so much about their organization because I’ve had to deal with 20 different people in their organization the last couple of days. The information I have is stuff they don’t, and I’m sharing it with other people on the web, and it’s going to show up in the search results when people try to figure out whether or not they should go with AT&T/Yahoo (so far, I wouldn’t, I’m on the verge of cancelling the order, but they’re getting another chance, because Comcast is even worse).

Ahem cough *tease* cough ahem 

Ryan Sholin: “Does this mean a new NewsRiver online aggregator comes with a slice of strawberry cheesecake?”

6 responses to this post.

  1. Hey Dave,
    my company is taking river of news to ecommerce. Check out the site call if you would like to order my program.


  2. Does this mean a new NewsRiver online aggregator comes with a slice of strawberry cheesecake? If so, so long NewsGator!


  3. Ryan, I just updated the app so that a piece of virtual cheesecake comes with every page. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂


  4. I find it humorous that you don’t trust your writing from the last millenium, when it’s code. But you seem to trust your davenet/blog writing from the last millenium as it shows up rather frequently.

    My experience is often the reverse. My understanding improves, and hence my text writing needs revision. My code seems to stay rock solid. I like being surprised that my code works the way I think it should work years later. Whereas, there is lots of text/essay stuff I’ve written and I can easily see how bad it is.

    I also see how bad my code is, but it works right.


  5. Virtual, eh? (Note to self: Pick up cheesecake on the way home.)


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