Tim O'Reilly and Rael Dornfest

O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Radar: News from the Future
34 minutes, 15.7mb, recorded 2005-03-15
Tim O'Reilly and Rael Dornfest
Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., and O'Reilly Media CTO, Rael Dornfest, expand on the theme of the 2005 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, 'Remix', by exploring the very latest trends in technology during their presentation titled The O'Reilly Radar: News From the Future. In a tag team fashion, O'Reilly and Dornfest describe what they're noticing through an analytical device derived from Christopher Alexander's book "A Pattern Language: Towns, Building, Construction," called pattern descriptions of business models where both a problem and a solution are presented in relation to a given context.

This presentation provides the audience with a high level overview the key patterns in software and product design, user interaction, implementation, and remixing of technology as these subjects might apply to both emerging technology and the business of technology. Some of the items discussed are the notion of the "perpetual beta," the concept that users add value with active personal contribution(s) to shared data constructing a "network effect" by default, and applications as mediators of social networks.

If you are at a computer, you can view the presentation slides from the O'Reilly Radar: News From the Future presentation, which begin on page 24.

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Tim O'Reilly is both the Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. He continues to be a strong supporter and activist for open internet standards and Open Source software. In appreciation of his advocacy of the Open Source community, Infoworld presented him the Industry Achievement Award in 1998. As both an author and an editor, he has contributed to numerous books including his most recent Windows XP in a Nutshell, second edition (ISBN: 0-596-00900-3). He continues to develop new content on the O'Reilly Network and host O'Reilly conferences including the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. A collection of his most recent writings can be found at tim.oreilly.com. Tim O'Reilly is a trustee board member of the Internet Society and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition, he is a board member of the following companies, foundations, and organizations: CollabNet, Macromedia, Open Source Applications Foundation, and the Nutch Organization.

Rael Dornfest is the Chief Technology Officer of O'Reilly Media, Inc. In addition to his post as Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, he is the Series Editor of the O'Reilly Hacks book series where he has co-authored or contributed to a number of books including: Mac OS X Panther Hacks (ISBN 0-596-00718-3), Google: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0-596-10019-1) and Google Hacks (ISBN 0-596-00857-0). When he's not at work for O'Reilly Media, he develops the open source weblog application, Blosxom, and is the Chief Editor of MobileWhack. Mr. Dornfest also maintains his weblog entitled Raelity Bytes.



This presentation is one of a series from the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference held in San Diego, California, March 14-17, 2005.

For Team ITC:

  • Description editor: Chase Southard
  • Post-production audio engineer: Bruce Sharpe


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