tim o’reilly

tim oreilly

not sure when i was first intro’d to Tim.. but my first recollection now.. is from internet’s own boy

ie: about 31 min in.. Tim – the law is the operating system of our democracy – and you have to pay to see it?

adding the page now as am reading about next:economy..


reading through the hopes/aspirations/speakers… and wondering.. what we’re missing.. by asking the people who are perhaps on the edge.. but ..

Next:Economy collects the leading players and thinkers in the web space in one room; it will be the place where important deals and decisions are made, with a huge ripple effect on the industry over time.

… perhaps not enough beyond.. to be ripple us enough.. into our potential web ness..

talking what’s going to happen – but the list of thinkings is majorly about work/market..

Attendees will hear from, and connect with, leaders who are both instigating fundamental changes and transforming work, business, and society, as well as others who have felt the impact of these changes.

what if fundamental changes make business work irrelevant.. and we’re framing ourselves enough so that we don’t see that as a possibility/opportunity..?

We will explore questions like:

  • What technologies are available to existing businesses that will let them deliver experiences that equal or exceed those of new economy companies. For example, what would it take for “the Uber of package delivery” to be Fedex or UPS?
  • How can augmented reality be used to “upskill” workers and consumers, creating enormous new sources of productivity?
  • How can software agents and applied machine learning transform business workflows, not just consumer experiences?
  • How can applied machine learning help companies use market mechanisms rather than command and control to match worker schedules with demand?
  • What tools and practices make it possible to manage a truly distributed, on-demand workforce?
  • What kinds of industries and what kinds of new opportunities can best take advantage of the 21st century approach to work?

ie: what if we’re better off with less productivity..? what if that’s the 21st century approach to work..


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Tim O’Reilly and Jon Bruner talk about big data and location at Where 2012


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Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.



I’ve started to have trouble tracking down my various, scattered writings and interviews on the Net myself, so I decided to create a page where I could find my own words when I wanted to refer to them. I figured some other people might want to look at this archive as well.

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i need to swim here a bit – (tons of video interviews et al) – perhaps delve into my ignorance in all this..

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Tim O’Reilly (born June 6, 1954) is the founder of O’Reilly Media (formerly O’Reilly & Associates). He popularized the terms open source and Web 2.0.


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sept 2015

“We’ve Got This Whole Unicorn Thing All Wrong!” by @timoreilly https://t.co/cmbtFFsKKc

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ev/status/647521079674540033

So what makes a real unicorn of this amazing kind?

  1. It seems unbelievable at first.
  2. It changes the way the world works.
  3. It has enormous economic impact that is not all captured by the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who birthed it.

a nother way.


I just published an extended version of my WTF Economy post https://t.co/c7t4xgqWKp Includes full schedule for #NextEconomy summit

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/timoreilly/status/648505756455600128


I explain to @emilychangtv the urgency behind my #NextEconomy summit in this interview for Bloomberg bloom.bg/1GGsAyN



everyone is wrestling with the impact of tech on economy, structure of companies, nature of work.. this is really a time for us to figure out how to take advantage of disruptive techs

how do we think about the future.. build the economy we want..

what is coming at us is bigger than the original internet..

so perhaps.. leapfrogging matters to urgency.. ie: make companies/business irrelevant… systemic ness


2/2/16 7:41 PM
Awesome piece about why business is a key target market for Augmented Reality oreil.ly/1KoYqSK #WTFeconomy#NextEconomy
unless we get brave enough to use ar (et al) to set people free… and let www ness facilitate our natural whimsy/curiosities.. to live in antifragility
Which is to say: you can’t program a hologram to work well in a space unless you understand what is in that space, what people do there, and how it all works together.
“The promise of the new breed of AR systems is that they can place content into a world in the way that it seems like it’s natural to that world,” says perceptual neuroscientist Beau Cronin. “From my point of view, the more interesting challenge is that if you are going to put that content out into the world, you need to understand the world you’re putting it into.”
saying.. ar only works in tightly vertical spaces… because you can’t augment content for everything.. that sounds like Ed reform et al .. i thought what makes www ness and ar ness et al so different is that it/they can augment for everything.. (everything is misc ness).. for whimsy’s sake… for (blank)’s sake
you need to understand the world you’re putting it into
perhaps that’s been our problem up to now.. not understanding the uncertainty.. et al..
so yeah.. fine… the world is uncertain…. need to augment for antifragility…. (ie: self-organizingstigmery, …
which we can now do.
so we can’t not.


from 2009 – work on stuff that matters


1\ Work on something that matters to you more than money.

2\ Create more value than you capture.

3\ Take the long view.

Brian Eno tells a great story about the experience that led him to conceive of the ideas that led to The Long Now Foundation:

It was 1978. I was new to New York. A rich acquaintance had invited me to a housewarming party, and, as my cabdriver wound his way down increasingly potholed and dingy streets, I began wondering whether he’d got the address right. Finally he stopped at the doorway of a gloomy, unwelcoming industrial building. Two winos were crumpled on the steps, oblivious. There was no other sign of life in the whole street.

“I think you may have made a mistake”, I ventured.

But he hadn’t. My friend’s voice called “Top Floor!” when I rang the bell, and I thought – knowing her sense of humour – “Oh – this is going to be some kind of joke!” I was all ready to laugh. The elevator creaked and clanked slowly upwards, and I stepped out – into a multi-million dollar palace. The contrast with the rest of the building and the street outside couldn’t have been starker.

I just didn’t understand. Why would anyone spend so much money building a place like that in a neighbourhood like this? Later I got into conversation with the hostess. “Do you like it here?” I asked. “It’s the best place I’ve ever lived”, she replied. “But I mean, you know, is it an interesting neighbourhood?” “Oh – the neighbourhood? Well…that’s outside!” she laughed.

In the talk many years ago where I first heard him tell this story, Brian went on to describe the friend’s apartment, the space she controlled, as “the small here,” and the space outside, full of winos and derelicts, as “the big here.” He went on from there, along with others, to come up with the analogous concept of the Long Now.

It’s very easy to make local optimizations, but they eventually catch up with you. Oureconomy has many elements of a ponzi scheme. We borrow from other countries to finance our consumption, we borrow from our children by saddling them with debt and using up non-renewable resources.

It’s hard to see beyond the “small here” and the “short now,” especially if you live in a favored place and time. That’s why so many of the really important things do end up on the plates of non-profits.

That’s why a time like this, when the bubble is bursting, is a great time to see how important it is to think about the big picture, and what matters not just to us, but to building a sustainable economy in a sustainable world.



I always enjoy @timoreilly’s take on things. This interview is a good example of how he connects dots: shift.newco.co/a-deficit-of-i…

current passion – the next economy – with Reid Hoffman

tech in a crisis of trust.. ie: gentrification; ai; working conditions… tech as villain.. trying to come up with correct map of way world works… wtf econ to next econ

uber applaud.. then wtf turns and in bad wtf..  uber treating drivers as disposable.. et al..

3 min – key concept of wtf econ.. use tech to augment workers to do something previously impossible..

4 min – uber seems to have a deficit of idealism… we are part of a system and the entire system has to work..

5 min – original role of financial markets… many still ruled by them.. when don’t need them..

6 min – we’re not going to run out of work till we run out of problems… so much potential when focus on work rather than on jobs..

7 min – all the talking here… seems so irrelevant to the story in my head

rebuild crumbling infrastructure.. deal with energy transition.. economy where fruits are allocated more fairly…

8 min – society based more on creative premium.. let’s assume all that can be automated will be automated.. so creative econ the other huge pillar of future

9 min – tech can/should play a leadership role…

10 min – i’m working on trying to define a set of characteristics… ie: 1\ augment people to do thing previously impossible…  theme of human augmentation rather than problem  2\ tackle world’s problems before tackle us  3\ great experience for consumers but also for people creating for consumers…

11 min – i feel there’s a real need for imagination around what needs doing..

13 min – b corp.. assuming that corp is hostile.. we have to get away from that..

14 min – ubi – i think there may be a time when it really is the appropriate response.. y combinator guy- says.. we should call it the citizens dividend.. the fruits of bounty shared equally.. in more robust way..

15 min – more stable society w robust middle class..

15 min – a unicorn is defined by wonder..  ie: uber; google maps; www; .. i think we need to reset our sense of unicorns away from the dollar value and toward the magic

hosting-life-bits et al.. as magic.. emerging interpretive labor.. et al..



James and I will be digging into these issues with @reidhoffman on Monday at the Next Economy Summit in San Francisco.

[WATCH] James Manyika @McKinsey_MGI & @timoreilly on how the #NextEconomy growth can lead to prosperity for all. youtube.com/watch?v=HeE_TB…

we haven’t created an affirmative vision of what this tech can do..

ie: host-life-bits via self-talk as data .. aka: facil whimsy/curiosity of 7 billion people plus

what is the work that needs doing..

2 needsdeep/simple/open enough for all of us..

cluster of principles we can start to identify.. to frame what makes next econ co.. 1\ enable humans/workers to do things that were previously impossible..  2\ use platform to perform quasi entrepreneurial activities..

james: challenges.. 1\ need econ that’s growing

growth is good because 1\ to help population grow  2\ only if wealth distributed properly.. big change.. econ has become more extractive..  growth is only good if leads to prosperity for all

james: how do we grow/develop/innovate at same time and include everybody..

ie: host-life-bits via self-talk as data .. aka: facil whimsy/curiosity of 7 billion people plus



via Jen

Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) tweeted at 6:08 PM on Fri, Feb 17, 2017:
This is an important post. I’m with Jen in Vietnam, experiencing the same wonder at past bad choices and hoping we don’t make them again. https://t.co/fHnnRCdJy2

we need to listen to each other – jen

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