Singing for Dinner

Dave Winer gave Yahoo! execs three ideas at a Yahoo! offsite and then blogged them.

1 – Open up Yahoo! search

2 – embrace BitTorrent

3 – P2P Webcasting

Go read the whole thing here.

I have been reading Dave’s stuff since the early 90s and have been greatly enriched by his mind over the years.  Thanks Dave.

Anyway, I’d like to riff a bit on #3.  Earlier this week Matt Blumberg, Stephanie Miller (who works at Return Path), Tom Evslin, Kelly Evans (Tom’s publisher and daughter) and I all Skyped into a bridge and read a couple chapters of the Hackoff.com story.  Tom recorded the whole thing.  Instant podcast (it will be up shortly).

That was really eye opening. It was brain dead simple to do a conference call, record it, and post it on the Internet. With stuff like iSight, video iChat, video Skype, etc, the same thing is possible with videoconferences as we used to call them.

Dave’s right.  This is going to be big.