I'm glad that Cory Doctorow gets to go to things like O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference and that he takes great notes. It means that I can get a bit of the flavour (well, more of the ideas then the taste) of some of the sessions. His notes on Folksonomy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess are from a discussion between Clay Shirky, Stewart Butterfield, Joshua Schachter and Jimmy Wales is fascinating. It brings together key people and ideas from Flickr, Del.icio.us, and Wikipedia and helps you understand all of them and why and how they developed and what they do.
(Via Boing Boing.)
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