[GeekCast:PartTwo] Robert Scoble + SLC Geeks :: Communities, S3, and DRM - Will The First Two Save Us From The Last?
In this episode I immediattely get my blind eyes corrected in regards to my opinions about community generated content. I now see the light — Community-based content development has a brighter future than I have ever given it credit, and is, in fact, the past, present, and future of a successful business on the internet.
Couple communities with the ability that services such as Amazon’s S3 provide to quickly and cheaply develop and test new ideas without need for significant venture capital and, in my opinion, the result of locking down content with DRM-like controls will be that of locking you out of, instead if into, the market.
Does Scoble agree?
Michael, Laura: Truly FANTASTIC and VALUABLE information you’ve provided for the rest of us. Thanks! :D
My favorite line,
“Chemical City isn’t all that you need but it’s all that you’re getting and they’ve hidden the key”
You can both listen to sample tracks, and purchase this album on Amazon.com, as well as the above ‘Chemical City’ link. If you don’t already have Sam Roberts at the top of your ‘MUST HAVE IN MY COLLECTION’ list of artists, my guess is that a few tracks into listening to his latest album, or ANY of his prior albums, will quickly change that.
A Canadian born rocker, who’s understanding of human responsibilty and the need for change has left me wishing I was him on more than one occassion ;) Alongside folks like Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, Sam is one of the truly great *ALL AMERICAN ROCK STARS* who represents himself as a truly inspiring and thought provoking voice of our generation. (Yes, I realize he’s Canadian. Canadians live in the Americas too, you know? Err, I mean, Eh? ;))