Robert Scoble recently sat down with Tim O'Reilly to talk about technology, books, conferences and several other things currently on Tim's radar. I've embedded the first part of the interview below and here's a link to the second part.
Both segments provide a behind-the-scenes look at what we feel is important at O'Reilly Media and how these tools, technologies and trends are guiding our future business plans. While the entire interview is well worth watching, I found the last portion of the first segment particularly fascinating. That's when Tim talks about "personal CRM" and the functionality he describes is pretty darned compelling. In fact, I wonder why LinkedIn hasn't extended their platform in that direction. Also in the first segment, Scoble talks about how we need a better rating system to flag blog comments posted by highly-credentialed visitors so that they'll stand out from all the other comments. Great idea.