The Clothesline Paradox and the Sharing Economy

Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 54 ratings)

Open source software was one of the earliest successful examples of a
sharing economy that has had huge economic impact. But as alternative
energy advocate Steve Baer once noted, ecosystem services are often
ignored in economic analysis: when you put your clothes in the dryer,
the energy you use is measured and counted, but when you hang them on
the line, they disappear from the measured economy. In this talk, I
explore how various sharing economies are directly and indirectly
monetized, and ruminate on their future.

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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

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Daniel Catalano
07/18/2012 12:11pm PDT

Awesome keynote by Mr. O’Reilly. Please post so folks outside the conference can view as the topic has the ability to shape a great future… The more viewers the better!

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