… think about all this in the context of remixing (something Katz touches on). The bloggosphere is one big remix paired with a ton of original content.
Small bits of information — links, tags, images, syndicated blog entries — are travelling the internet and being recombined, remixed, into new aggregates. Software is being remixed. Business models are being remixed. O’Reilly used remixes as a theme for their recent Emerging Technology conference, and they give a nice heads-up on Penguin UK’s contest for remixing spoken word samples with homegrown music. Aside from the remix of two different types of audio programming, the contest highlights the combination of three businesses: Audible, iTunes, and Penguin. – Bill Katz