Thu, 07 Oct 2004

Nice dinner tonight at East Coast Grill with Anna, Dan Winship, Tigert, Jakub, and a host of others. I’d never been before- fun place. Inman Square, as Nat said, really is a pretty happening place these days. Also, my drink had a flaming volcano in the middle of it. And that can’t be a bad thing. (I’m sure jimmac will post pictures of the volcano soon ;)

This is a great article on the new economics- the ‘Long Tail’- of media creation. I look forward to the day when amazon recommendations and blogs have more economic pull than Clear Channel, and the author makes a persuasive case that they will at least pull even shortly. Money quote: “Take books: The average Barnes & Noble carries 130,000 titles. Yet more than half of Amazon’s book sales come from outside its top 130,000 titles… In other words, the potential book market may be twice as big as it appears to be…”

Looking forward to the summit, despite one of my potential houseguests bailing. My only worry is that I may not have time to carve the 40 pounds of pumpkins I bought yesterday. We’ll see, I guess.