My Web 2.0 Presentation from VEF

I had good fun presenting at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum event Tuesday night. My fellow presenters (see Roland’s post here) were entertaining, and I’m glad Dick yanked me into the event. In case anyone’s interested, here are the slides I used for a 15–minute thrill-ride called “Get Your Head Out of the F*ck-ing Tag Cloud”, an irreverent wander through the economics of Web 2.0.


  1. I agree with the premise. And not knowing what your monologue on top of the presentation was about let me ask. I assume if barriers to entry go down then the signal to noise ratio goes down. This is what happened in ’99. There were some good ideas – Ebay, Yahoo, etc. But most of it was a disaster. I assume that makes the VC job much more difficult or at least requires the VC to be more nimble in terms of investments and divestments.

  2. Michael Robinson says:

    Bravo, bravo!
    (wild cheering applause)
    Web 2.0 = More monkeys, more typewriters.
    I love it.

  3. Great presentation. Just wanted to add that Newegg actually has 250GB hard drives for $100 these days – so we are actually now down to $0.40/GB! Pretty amazing.

  4. More tiresome contrarianism

    As I said, they can dish it out, but they can’t take it. (Seriously, though, Kedrosky’s blog is great; check out the presentation he links to here. And this.) Still, I think Searls’s even-keeled take is more constructive. By the way, that wasn’t my kne…

  5. I had similar thoughts, but yours are much better researched and presented.
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