Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

I'm off to Japan again. This time only for one night. Ugh.

Australia's been great. The talk was fun and the giving a talk right after Larry forced me to work on a new argument and new material which was good. The audience was diverse and interesting and I spent the day meeting individually with some of the people and have had some stimulating discussions. Lots to think about.

If you notice that this site is slow, that's because the last RSOD post was slashdotted. Hopefully the traffic will let up soon. For the last few hours, it's been pinned at something like "29.5 requests/sec - 273.8 kB/second - 9.3 kB/request". Amazing. (I bow to the power of slashdot...)


Those slashdotters should go out more and stop refreshing slashdot all day!!

You were great too, Joi - the talk (and your contribution in particular) were really enjoyable.

I had a question I considered asked at the end that I'll pose now, in proxy for a performer friend of mine: if CC licences encourage artists to personal control of their rights to their art, and the 'net allows new ways for people to access and hear about that art, where does that leave businesses like record companies? Do you think they'll make the transition to exploit the medium? I imagine they do more than just pay out advances, so should a musician still bother trying to get involved with one? Or is there/will there be a similar support business that understand the new medium?

Joi, your presentation was cool... I liked the link you made from ethernet, TCP/IP, HTLM and CC... I'd like to remix that one myself one day.

With regards to Simon's question.

I'm a musician/composer and run an independent label, Secession Records. I strongly believe in the work of CC and employ these licenses in much of my work, both sound and written works.

There is less need for artists to be hounding down record labels, but what they do provide, even independent ones like my own, is an established niche for distribution. The bigger companies will of course lead the way towards mass markets whilst the smaller will reach people you'll probably end up being able to talk to, get to know, who will let others know of your work if they like it.

And then there is the "network". We cross-promote the work of other independent net labels which helps to broaden our online "markets" so to speak. The important thing that we do is that we know where we're going and have control over the process of production, from creation to distribution and that feels great!


Pork Tv is the First Interactive Drinking game on DVD in the world. It was just released by NFG Productions just this past feb. of 2005.

The idea is brilliant and has taken off all over the country and the Canadian market.

The DVD has a Spanish and English version on the DVD. The movie is 60 minutes of the most bazarr footage you have seen twisted into a drinking game.

I thought I would share.

Check it out.

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My Music Baton from James Seng's Blog
May 19, 2005 11:32 PM

Okay, I got the musical baton from mrbrown so must give face to Singapore Number One Funny Man.

Total volume of music files on my computer:

14.87Gb - 3895

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