Friday, March 30, 2012

howard rheingold

ah Howard. what a great book. thank you.
dang. 2003.

a lovely mix (in my mind) of pesce and kelly and ward

some of my fav parts:

his note to Judy and Mamie - w/o you what's the point

love watching people.. figuring them out.. indulging in ongoing curiosities about them.. so reading all his ventures was lovely. his attention toward people.. refreshing.

smart mob - people wo are able to act in concert even if they don't know each other
these devices will help people coordinate actions w/others around the world - and, perhaps more importantly w/people nearby (resonate w/a quiet revolution, city as floorplan)
mobiles - not just a way to do old things while moving, a way to do things that couldn't be done before.
not just about building tools, but what we use the tools to do.
he described my node/net moment in nyc on p 2.

cell - as remote control for your life 
helps you to live in rhythm with others
60's - self interest = public good - are we there again?  p. 48
copyleft - like paper tape in mit drawer
the person has become the portal  (networked individualism)  p.57
like going put on your x-d glasses:
p. 60: when network aimed at broadcast - linear; when transaction between individual nodes - squared; when it includes ways to form groups - exponential
machines have no business sleeping
genius of naptster - no altruistic sharing motives need be present, ... sharing is the default..  p. 72
via doctorow - relevance switching: creating own self-udatig map of net by querying the social networks of people who share  your interests  p. 77
mesh.. p, 80 - sheep shit grass, every user provisions the resource he consumes
detox app .. p. 87 - tech help you to know what you need to know and helps connect you to groups that would benefit you and you can benefit
p. 100 - making it possible to click on the real world and expert something to happen, 5 bill codes scanned, and from 2003, detox app thinking so doable, no?
p. 102 - chips in air - happening yet?
gershenfeld - the real promise of connecting computers is to free people, by embedding the means to solve problems in the things around us
people who trust each other inherit each other's webs of trust.
hiding crap is the easy part. the real achievement is finding quality.
reputation/transparency/surveillance - induces people to police themselves..
kept talking about people finding loopholes.. made me think of bud's post today
p. 132 - marc smith - if people who can provide one another with a needed good or service can easily find one another and get assurances and recourse so that they can trust one another , a wealth of pent-up value can be released.
new to me  802.11b means - wireless cards...
wifi popping up in expensive coffee shops
ch 6 - wireless quilts - want kosta to see
telecommunications spent 150 bill in late 1990's (so now don't want it to be free?)
if one thing unites the disparate wifi activists, it's the conviction that they are asserting a right to a public good
check out video of colonel dave hughes (from colorado - co city) - wifi on indian reservations
lessig on machiavelli - innovation makes enemies of all those who prospered under the old regime, and only lukewarm support is forthcoming from those who would prosper under the new  p. 155
kelly - how do humans exhibit emergent behavior?
p. 179 - Bernardo Humberman, collective intelligence, emergence
p. 194 - Maenpaa - places and times are not planned in advance; rather people agree (or just understand without further mention) to call "when they get there." this makes life less bound, since it is possible to arrange each day according to the events it brings about.
i love this... perpetual beta.. always in the now.. shift on thinking of time

p. 195 - barry wellman - networked individualism.. it is easier for individuals to connect with multiple social milieux, with limited involvement in each one, which in turn diminishes the control each milieu exercises over the individual and decreases its commitment to the individual's welfare. people switch fluidly from network to netwrok, using their communication media to contact the social network needed for each moment..
i love this as well.. diminishes the control..

p. 196 - love this as well - the presence of those who are absent...
p. 200 - joseph weizenbaum - ai, 1976
p. 202 - how ubiquitous mobile internet access and info embedded in places might reshape cities
p. 212 - howard: i have used the term "smart mobs" because i believe the time is right to combine conscious cooperation , the fun kind, with the unconscious reciprocal altruism that is rooted in our genes.
our choice..          what we know and what we do matters...