Robert Hahn

inspired by integration

I'm always interested in infrastructure that brings people together and facilitates communication. I'm currently exploring social software, markup & scripting languages, and abstract games.

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noted on Wed, 30 Jul 2003

Tim Bray on "How we talk to each other"

Quote from the article:

The amount of money that is in aggregate routed into marketing, even in a niche like computer technology, is immense. While I, like many, tend to think that the marketing and advertising professions are dysfunctional, they’re not entirely clueless; if a credible human voice inside a big scary company (think Don Box) is a good way to get the message across, they’ll notice. If a smart writer with a long leash turns out to be more useful than a phalanx of conventional journalists (think Jon Udell or Dan Gillmor), they’ll notice that too.
And the currency generated by such discourse — the attention of people who spend — is, in the world of marketing, beyond price; diamonds are dust beside it.

This might be an interesting source when creating a business case for creating a social/human networking software package.

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