I had the pleasure of meeting with Steve Gillmor in San Francisco earlier this week. We met downtown where he picked me up and drove me to a cafe in a suburb – I don’t know where – and we chatted over a late lunch and lattes.
We discussed the past and future of the internet. It was wonderful opportunity for me ask the Attention Tsar loads of dumb questions (my manager told me I’m good at that) and to get deep into the topics of common interest to us.
There was a recurring theme to our discussion – Steve pretty much summed up it up in a comment he made yesterday :
“Search is dead. The amount of viewing/listening time is finite. It’s not about finding stuff; it’s about throwing stuff away.”