The World's in Color--So Is Innovation

Rob Hof

I'm attending a workshop at the Supernova 2005 conference in San Francisco, and apparently I'm not the only one getting a little annoyed at Janice Fraser's presentation. It's not that I disagree with the CEO of Adaptive Path, who's talking about the "New Internet." By that, she means people-power sites that I've been writing about--Wikipedia, Flickr, and the like--and how they have gotten better traction than more overtly commercial alternatives such as Encyclopedia Britannica and Kodak's photo site. She's quite right that they're more compelling because they're built upon the contributions of many people.

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