Joi Ito – LeWeb 2008 interview
Joi Ito is an Early stage investor in consumer internet companies, CEO of Creative Commons and on several boards of NGOs. We talk about
- The usage of desktop PCs, laptops and mobiles in Japan as means to connect to the internet and why the size of Japanese homes has an impact on these patterns
- Why the way the Americans access the Internet is actually quite weird and how the structure of society shapes online habits
- Why from a user perspective mobiles have a lot of advantages over laptops
- Why the Japanese focus on consoles for playing video games reduces their flexibility in accessing the internet
- Why the technology gap between older and young generations can probably not be gapped and why companies nevertheless must bridge these gaps at least inside their organizations
- The fundamental difference of how the younger generation deals with modern technologies
- Why the approach of the young generation to media changes their personality
- The productiveness and creativeness of users nowadays and why things became slightly better compared to former times
- The evolution and evolvement of the Creative Commons project (wiki link)
- How people like you and me can contribute to the cause of creative commons
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