Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

Chart of weekly server requests since I started using Movable Type on June 25, 2002. I wish I could plot traffic vs. hours blogging. It would probably be a flat line...
I have never published my site stats before, but my March 1 analog (Analog is no longer. Here are some other tools.) run just finished, I'm sitting in a hotel room with nothing to blog and nothing to do, so might as well...

These stats exclude accesses from any of my own networks. ;-)

Program start time: Mar 1, 2003 06:34
Time of first request: Jun 25, 2002 11:56
Successful server requests: 4,185,420 Requests
Successful requests in last 7 days: 292,830 Requests
Successful requests for pages: 628,324 Requests for pages
Successful requests for pages in last 7 days: 61,250 Requests for pages
Distinct hosts served: 101,928 Hosts
Distinct hosts served in last 7 days: 14,541 Hosts

Some interesting referrer stats:
Radio newsAggregator 45,215, NetNewsWire 28,650, Google 21,453

Update: If you have an opinion about whether posting stats is in poor taste, please read the comments and let me know your thoughts.

mecorca4.jpgI just published my pictures from Menorca on .mac so you can finally see them without a password. Sorry, old news, but published well for the first time. I had them on Yahoo, but I guess Yahoo requires you to have an account. That's silly.

The photos were taken with my Hasselblad 205 FCC and a FE 60-120 Lense, scanned into a PhotoCD and uploaded to .mac from iPhoto.

Kevin Werbach did a kickass talk. Interesting, packed with info, passionate. But the rest of these guys are part of a fraternity, they talk about things that mean nothing to me. I'm a stranger here. I don't get it. Kevin came from this place to software. This is where he shines.
I feel this too. As Dave mentioned, Kevin is someone who left the FCC and came to the software world.

Someone from the FCC just said that they were part of the physical layer. Maybe it's this physical layer attitude, maybe it's the proximity with the government... There's something about the smile on Kevin's face and the sparkle in the eyes of the software guys clashing with the bit more serious looking and complicated arguments from the FCC guys which makes this feel more like a struggle between a community of software people vs. a community of physical layer folks.

Cory the uber-notetaker/blogger
Matthew Haughey of Metafilter taking pictures of Cory's low-res Sidekick camera with his super-high-res camera
Just finished lunch. We were at a table with 10 people. There was one iBook and seven PowerBooks. I think everyone had digital cameras. So... Why do conferences sponsored by Intel and Microsoft about wireless technologies attract bloggers with Macintosh computers? I don't know.

I sat between Cory from Boing Boing and Matthew Haughey of MetaFilter. We listened to some presentations about wireless, Cory vigorously took notes and I tooks some pictures and thought about how to turn the lunch into a blog entry...

So here I am at a conference with some of the best minds in the world in wireless. We are discussing whether spectrum should be made available to "the commons" or distributed in a property owership sort of method. I'm not an expert, but the arguments for the commons seem to make the most sense. It seems that the main barrier is that the FCC has to protect "the dinosaurs." So, many people from the FCC are here. They should "get it" after this discussion. If the FCC embraces the thoughts being discussed here and opens up the spectrum to the commons, US vendors working in the US market could have a HUGE advantage over vendors in countries where local regulators either don't "get it" or are more hand-tied by the dinosaurs. I guess the question is how much the FCC needs to protect the dinosaurs.

BTW, Cory on Boing Boing is doing such a great job on notes, that I'm just going to post opinions. ;-)