Jeff Random

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New Economics, New Wealth

Use Full Screen – and make sure to go all the way through to the end.

Published by r8ndom, on March 5th, 2011 at 3:10 am. Filled under: PostsNo Comments

How to write a good API and why you need it

How to write a good API = required watching for anyone having an app developed, and every one of their potential developers IMHO.

Published by r8ndom, on June 14th, 2010 at 8:50 am. Filled under: PostsNo Comments

filibuster = talkblock

To coin a phrase:

Talkblock = filibuster

Published by r8ndom, on September 14th, 2009 at 1:14 pm. Filled under: PostsNo Comments

Linked Data

TimBerners-Lee takes the concept of mashup and goes beyond giving the world a structure for powerful change.

Basically a way to move from the economics of scarcity, to the economics of abundance when it comes to data.

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Published by r8ndom, on April 16th, 2009 at 11:37 pm. Filled under: Content,Metatheory,New Media,Personalized Content,Posts,Trust,VideosComments Off on Linked Data


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Published by r8ndom, on January 5th, 2009 at 11:57 pm. Filled under: Metatheory,Posts,VideosComments Off on Validation

Personalized Video Content


This video demonstrates using software to merge still photographs with video to produce astounding results. It’s best watched instead of explained.

It demonstrates super resolution video, high dynamic range video, enhanced video exposure, and most tellingly video object touchup/removal.

You can see how they are able to add, remove, and change objects in the video.

Now imagine combining that with the unwrap technology from Microsoft which allows you to extract texture maps, and reapply them after modification.

unwrap face

One of the immediate opportunities that springs to mind is in personalized videos.

From inserting your pictures into picture frames in videos, to changing the view out the window. or even to pasting your face onto the lead in a movie this kind of technology is going to enable a more personalized video or personalized movie experience.

This will probably lead initially to viral videos or promotional videos, as currently the processing time is high. As the technology improves the applications get even more interesting.

Visions of stock photos tied to your openID being used to personalize digital experiences come to mind. Maybe there will be a personalization photo tagging protocol?

Even before anything fancy like that a direct opportunity for monetization comes to mind – personalized custom porn.

*update looks like I left the link to the

Published by , on August 22nd, 2008 at 3:16 am. Filled under: VideosNo Comments

Positive living

Randy Pausch gives an incredibly inspiring final lecture. This is a great example of the economics of abundance in action.

The link is to the full version of his talk. You may want to skip to 2:15 in, however, the full version (as opposed to highlights) is an incredibly well spent hour and a half.

Published by , on October 3rd, 2007 at 12:19 pm. Filled under: Media 2.0No Comments

Open Mobile Handset

OpenMoko is a GNU / Linux based open software development platform. Developers have full access to OpenMoko source and they can tailor their implementations to underlying hardware platforms. -openmoko

Open Mobile

Back in an old post about Mobile music & DRM I suggested that an open platform handset was a paradigm busting market opportunity.

OpenMoco seems to have gone there especially in their philosophy:

For the core team pushing this project, an open phone is not really even a product. It’s the very embodiment of their vision of technology. They absolutely, passionately, believe that something as fundamental to our lives as the mobile phone must be opened.

It seems like carrier-hopping, mesh-networking, flipt to SIP, P2P mobile apps that allow users persistent data access through dissemination networking are only a hop skip and a jump away. Especially the way the rate of change (delta) is increasing visions of ubiquitous computing loom large.

In the near term anything that helps with blurring the lines between carrier, ISP, peer, wifi access point, voice, VOIP, IM, and all of the other roles/participants in a networked conversation is welcome.

Of course all of this open opportunity means that it’s more important than every to focus on the metatheory. Whether you call them corporate constitutions or philosophy, more and more the purpose/goals of a company/platform/meme are as important if not more important than their current technological capabilities.

corporate constitutions based on theories of stakeholder justice {…} do what few strategic heuristics and frameworks are capable of in a world of growing hypercompetition, hyperimitation, and discontinuity: they unerringly guide decision makers towards defensible sources of value from which to craft revolutionary strategies. But more importantly, they define and shape purpose – which is, and always has been, the only mechanism for going beyond market advantage. – Umair Haque

It’s great to see what looks like a very serious player entering the market with a commitment FOSS type philosphies.

Viva La Revolucion!

Published by r8ndom, on July 10th, 2007 at 2:07 am. Filled under: Metatheory,Mobile,New Media,PostsNo Comments

Dissemination Networking

Dissemination Networking

Van Jacobson gave this talk.

There’s too much good stuff for me to even summarize

I left my notes below.

Data has a name – but not a location

Opportunistic transport – Anything that moves bits can be used to communicate

Everything responds – (seems like a step towards Thalience)

Returned data is signed & secure by making data repositories sign data when it’s put in.

names & naming

time/version. certify relationship between generic & specific version.

integrity preserving data segmentation so all responses are small

Explicit data vs Implicit data

Trust is a property of the data – not of the way that you obtained the data.

data properties = no need to trust remote agents

request / response model

network transacts in content not conversations

nodes don’t need names

Intermittent connections stop mattering

trust is associated with user level objects

a dissemination network (distributed) = a very resilient network

Published by r8ndom, on May 20th, 2007 at 8:09 am. Filled under: Community,Metatheory,Posts,Trust,VideosNo Comments

We are the web

“We”ll need to rethink a few things

From this excellent video

Sounds exactly like what we should be considering regarding a singularity.

There is only one time in the history of each planet when its inhabitants first wire up its innumerable parts to make one large Machine. Later that Machine may run faster, but there is only one time when it is born.

You and I are alive at this moment.

KK for Wired

Published by r8ndom, on February 6th, 2007 at 5:23 pm. Filled under: Community,Content,Media 2.0,Metatheory,New Media,Personalized Content,PostsNo Comments