Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

I'll write more tomorrow when my brain is a bit more fresh, but thanks for showing up to Moda tonight. It was great. I didn't get everyone's name/blog URL who came so please leave a comment here with your URL if you feel like it.

Bill Emmott, the editor of The Economist on the left and Brian Barry, the Tokyo bureau chief of The Economist on the right
Bill Emmott, the editor of The Economist visited Japan on his tour through Asia. Ever since I met Bill, I've become subscriber of the paper version of and an avid reader of The Economist. Bill is a Japan expert and has written numerous books about Japan. It's great having someone who knows as much as Bill as the editor The Economist since Japan is not getting much coverage these days. We talked about the feedback Bill has been getting on the strong stance The Economist took on the war and how interesting and useful the feedback was. Brian noted that Bill got more feedback because his articles had his name on them. I explained that a lot of bloggers link to articles in The Economist and that if they used Technorati, they could track bloggers writing about the articles and get feedback more quickly and in more detail.

We also talked a lot about Japan and many of the problems Japan faces. Bill is very supportive of our efforts and I hope that with Brian's help, we can get The Economist to cover Japan in an objective way. Media coverage will be essential in our efforts to push for more transparency.

Happy Birthday Liz! Thank you for showing people how t use my new public To Do List.

BTW, She's a tuppeware lady. Funny because I call the "you have to try it to understand why it is useful" aspect of Internet and blogs the "tupperware syndrome".

Scoble, who was doing TabletPC's at NEC has left and joined Microsoft. He's an important part of the blogging community and I hope this ends up changing Microsoft in a good way. Good luck Scoble. I have mixed feelings, but I've shared them with him. I think it's the right think for him though.

It reminds me the quote from David Smith on Frank Boosman's blog about the similarity between people's view of MS and the US.

Since Dave Winer blogged this news already, I assume I can too. ;-)

I've moved my Wiki to a semi-permanent server and started adding content. The URL is: http://joi.ito.com/joiwiki/ One page, I thought might be interesting was a public To Do List. Anyone who wants me to do something or who wants to reach me should feel free to add to my public To Do List. I promise to check it every day. Please make sure you sign the To Do entry and also create a homepage on my Wiki with your contact info so I can track you more easily. This is an experiment so any constructive thoughts would be greatly appreciated.