The always brilliant Steven Johnson links to a discussion he took part in about the future for Time Magazine called ‘Around the Corner’. One of the ideas that comes up is The Pro-Am Revolution that Charlie and I wrote back in 2004. When they’re talking about the internet Mark Cuban says:
“In a world where there are unlimited choices, it makes it harder to gain an audience. And so what’s happening is that in the magic middle, the pro-am world, it becomes a struggle to differentiate between what’s a labor of love and what’s a business.”
You can also hear an MP3 of Steven talking about pro-ams here.