Jimmy Wales, wikipedia
Amy Czerwinski, Microsoft
* Amy referenced attention economy (buzzword alert
* Microsoft is doing research about user interruption– When is the best time to interrupt someone to alert them about something? (an email, an impending task, etc)
* Don Norman: recognized that interruption during a task is worse than an interruption later.
* Countertrend-> sophisticated users reverting to simple technologies (PDA->moleskine/notebook)
* The discussion continued about issues I was pretty familiar with so I stopped taking notes… Identity 2.0, trust in social networks and on wikipedia, etc.
* I thought this was notable: It cost Wikipedia only $750K to run last year. This year, total costs appear to be $1.5M. The total economic benefit to the world of having an open source encyclopedia, while not easily measurable, easily clears this cost.
* Jimmy believes that participation in information is a universal human right. I would take this a step further, arguing that access to and participation in information is the MOST basic and important human right.
* A fundamental rule of Wikipedia is “no original sources”– this model has worked out pretty good for them thus far.
* Apparently there is a Creativity and Cognition conference taking place in D.C in 2007 that should be stunning. I wish I could get to it :Oo
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