Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor

In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences, it was only fitting that we turned this episode of the Gillmor Gang on its head and started with an ending. Only in this crazy world does that make any sense.

Robert Scoble gives us a taste of how HE experiences South By Southwest; fancy cars and drivers, rockstar-studded private parties, and excess upon excess. Others in the Gang debated the real benefit of the tech-meets-music conference and wonder if it has indeed jumped the shark. All agreed it is no longer the place for startups to launch. Lunch, dinner, network, party-hearty? Sure. But don’t launch.

Music brought us around to sound, and the technology of sound almost produced a fist-fight between Scoble and Kevin Marks. Apparently Scoble has bore witness – well his ears have – to a sound fidelity that Kevin Marks absolutely rejects. Even the mention of being in Neil Young’s studio while this was being demonstrated didn’t sway the adamant Marks.

Finally and somehow, we traveled off course (or was this in the flight plan all along?) and zeroed in on notifications. Steve managed to draw out a substantive conversation about the Battle of the Notifications, perhaps an outgrowth of the Attention Economy. As products and services test, fumble, and jockey for position, Steve assures us all that Notifications is the future of messaging, broadcasting, journalism, enterprise….well, everything. Not everyone is convinced but interestingly, a certain consensus is reached. Touchdown!

Recorded live Saturday, March 15, 2014. This show is produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor.

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