Two Great Back to Back Posts

Ross Mayfield’s blog is one of my must read blogs.  He is always coming up with something great to think about.

He blogged two posts yesterday I really like.

The first and longer one is about the "Cornucopia of Commons", Dan Bricklin’s classic 2000 essay on how databases can be built by volunteers working together.  Ross takes Dan’s insights and runs with them, providing insights into social networks, wikis, and tags.  If you care about the "architecture of participation", this post is a must read.

The second post is short and sweet and basically makes the obvious point that subscribers are better than impressions and therefore RSS readers are better than ad-hoc readers. That’s why RSS is so interesting to me.

If you don’t have Ross in your RSS reader, put him in there!