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I’m on the phone with Tim O’Reilly. No, seriously. I am.

Yes, that Tim O’Reilly. We’re doing an interview (I’m just the audio geek, recording the call over Skype) with him for one of Intel’s internal podcasts. He’s on his cell phone on the way to the airport, to spend the weekend with Richard Branson (yes, that Richard Branson) on his Carribean isle, to talk about Web 2.0 (the O’Reilly Web 2.0 Conference is next week).

I’m really going to try to see if I can get permission to publish this podcast audio outside of Intel. It’s fascinating to hear Tim talking about Web 2.0, how it’s a fundamentally participatory medium (not just the next TV, where only “eyeballs” matter). Can you tell I’m a little star struck? :-)

One interesting quote – Tim was asked “when it comes down to it, what does a company need to do to be successful in this Web 2.0 reality?” His answer: “Well, to start, hire a bunch of young kids, who [grew up in the age of the Internet], and give them power and authority.” Geek power! :-)

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4 thoughts on “I’m on the phone with Tim O’Reilly. No, seriously. I am.

  1. I’m one of those kids, hire me!

    But seriously, that is really cool. Don’t go all A-list on us now that you’re Skyping with the big-wigs.

    I’ve been a big fan of your blog (I discovered it from some Ars thread) for a while and I’m glad the TinyPodcast is back.

  2. I’d hire you if I were in charge of hiring. Can’t have too many geeks! :-)

    And don’t worry about me going A-List – I don’t think that’s going to happen for a long time…

  3. Mike says:

    Very cool….I would definitely like to hear the interview. Congratulations on getting the call from the Intel insiders, this is a big step for them as much as for all your work on getting Intel to address social media.

    Let us know if this is released publicly.

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