The third AO Summit was a blast, and if you missed it, the video and chat archive is available. Some of the highlights were the Skype videocast from Estonia (wonder if I could get Tim Draper to do one of our board meetings in Tallinn), China with Sandy Berger, our panel on the Open or Closed Web, Bob Sutton's Dangerous Half Truths and a raucous panel with George Gilder, Bill Joy and Jaron Lanier on if Technology is Making us Safer. By the third day, the content really kicked into gear.
The photo above is by a jetlagged Steve Jurvetson. I got a lot of great feedback that our panel stood out (partially because Marc Canter moderated) because issues of the open web are at the core of today's innovation. Would be interested in your feedback.
Tony Perkins and Marc Canter gave us a sneak peek at their Open Media YASNS, GoingOn, which could be amazing if built. You might recall that Socialtext provided big screen chat and wiki for the first Always On, a tradition that has continued in chaotic fashion to become one of the most entertaining frontchannels.
The other tradition I helped start, blogger passes, continues today to their credit. Tony always throws a great party and this was no exception.