After the first day of the Web 2.0 Expo at Moscone West, I read Steve Rubel's post "Irrational Exuberance 2.0". I don't know that he is correct, but it was in the back of my mind all day today.
... Web 2.0 Expo feels eerily like Internet World circa 1999
Food for thought (or at least something to think about while one is sitting on 101 trying to get to SF)
Highlights on Day 2
* Eric Schmidt with John Battelle - Battelle is a great interview, so much better than the Tim O'Reilly/Jeff Bezos infomercial from Day 1
* James Hamilton on Commodity Data Center Design. I learned a lot about something I thought I already knew a lot about (wrong!). Really impressive.
* Owen Byrne from Digg - Owen talked about the early days of Digg and how he built the prototype for Kevin Rose for $2k. Interesting to hear how a LAMP stack, memcached and 100 servers run a website that just passed the 1 million user mark.
* Dave McClure - on-stage, getting the crowd to do some viral marketing via "The Wave". Way to go Dave!
Lowlights on Day 2
* Wi-fi still sucks and still no power cords in the vast majority of rooms. I don't get it, for $1200, you think this stuff would have been worked out. I don't have these problems at Gnomedex. Maybe Chris Pirillo or Ponzi should be in charge?
* Too many people - the sheer number of people is overwhelming. It is difficult to engage the speaker for more than 1 question.