Internet World 2008: Two Talks I Might Present in Ten Years
Summary: At the Internet World '98 conference in Chicago, Jim Sterne presented a session on the long-term future of the Internet. Jim had the brilliant idea to situate his talk as a session guide for the Internet World 2008 conference: this is what the various speakers will present, and these are the reasons one or the other talk might be important for your company. To get descriptions of sessions that might be presented in 2008, Jim contacted some of the speakers at the 1998 conference. Here is my contribution:
At the Internet World '98 conference in Chicago, Jim Sterne presented a session on the long-term future of the Internet. Jim had the brilliant idea to situate his talk as a session guide for the Internet World 2008 conference: this is what the various speakers will present, and these are the reasons one or the other talk might be important for your company. To get descriptions of sessions that might be presented in 2008, Jim contacted some of the speakers at the 1998 conference. Here is my contribution:
In deciding what I might be talking about at Internet World 2008, my first problem was to predict what I might be working on in ten years. I couldn't really decide, so I wrote up two different seminar summaries. The first assumes a traditional corporate perspective whereas the second comes from a virtual team. I tend to believe more in the second model as a successful way to work in the network economy, but who knows where I will actually be in ten years. The one thing I am fairly sure of is that the speakers at Internet World 2008 are probably going to work in very different organizations than today's companies.
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