Web 2.0 2005, Day One--Rebroadcast

by Daniel H. Steinberg

In honor of the upcoming Web 2.0 conference, we're rebroadcasting last year's show on day one from the Web 2.0 2005 conference. John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly set the stage for the conference, Barry Diller talks about Ask Jeeves and Google, Bran Ferren explains why human interface is holding us back, and Philip Rosedale welcomes you to a Second Life. (25 minutes, 47 seconds)

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Distributing the Future October 30, 2006: "Web 2.0 2005, Day One--Rebroadcast"

2:48 Welcoming Remarks

John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly start off the conference by setting the stage. What can people expect in the next three days? Is Web 2.0 launching a hype cycle? (5:00)

7:48 Ajax IDE

Jack Herrington checks in with the folks from Morfik about their integrated development environment for working with Ajax applications. (0:44)

8:32 Diller on Search

Barry Diller's company IAC/ Interactive Corp has recently bought Ask Jeeves. Diller talks to John Battelle about Ask and about Google. (3:00)

11:32 Sifry on Microformats

Still roaming the halls, Jack Herrington talks to Technorati's Dave Sifry about Microformats. (1:50)

13:22 Second Life

You can have a real-world business in a virtual world. Philip Rosedale describes Second Life and its opportunities for fun and profit. (2:30)

15:52 MSN

Microsoft sees the world changing as we no longer exchange a physical product when we make online purchases. Data, and who owns it, is critical. (0:48)

17:02 Chris Locke

Chris Locke, one of the authors of the ClueTrain Manifesto, is working on the site, which is designed to help non-profits assess and adopt technology they need. (1:10)

18:22 Bran Ferren on HI

No one seems to have more fun or play with cooler toys than the folks at Applied Minds. Bran Ferren challenges the Web 2.0 audience to reconsider the human interface. Trying to connect a powerful machine to an even more powerful person using a keyboard, mouse, and video monitor is not acceptable. (6:26)

Total running time: 25:56

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Production Notes

The initial montage is from Tim O'Reilly, recorded at OSCON '04 and in a phone interview with Doug Kaye of IT Conversations, and is used with permission. "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is a quote from author William Gibson that Tim used with attribution.

The credits, including special thanks to David Battino for composing and performing the theme music. David can be found at and also edits O'Reilly's Digital Audio site. David provided a lot of help and feedback getting this program launched. We used Soundtrack Pro, Bias Peak, and Audio Hijack Pro to put it together. We also ran it through the levelator.

Daniel H. Steinberg is the editor for the new series of Mac Developer titles for the Pragmatic Programmers. He writes feature articles for Apple's ADC web site and is a regular contributor to Mac Devcenter. He has presented at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, MacWorld, MacHack and other Mac developer conferences.

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