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Things I've Written Definitely Worth Reading:

"Speculative Microeconomics for Tomorrow's Economy." The best thing I've done on the topic, I think; written with Michael Froomkin. An earlier draft was called "The Next Economy?."

Tools for Thought: What Is New and Different About the "E-conomy"

Building Tools for Thought: What Is New and Important About the "E-conomy" (short version)

My own reaction to the shock of the virtual: the discovery that there are dimensions along which--even today--virtual reality appears more real than reality itself.

Reflections on an analogous information revolution: the printing revolution in early modern Europe.


Things Others Have Written Definitely Worth Reading:

The science fiction writer Neal Stephenson wrote a wonderful piece about the wiring of the world via undersea cable. I have kept a local version of it against the day when Wired Ventures goes bankrupt, and the plugs on its websites are pulled.

A passage from Walter John Williams's science fiction novel Aristoi, about life in a civilization in which virtual reality is completely integrated into everyday experience. Another passage from Williams' Aristoi, this one more a reflection on the benefits of modern civilization...


Berkeley Conferences on the Network Economy:

Questions on E-commerce: at a Washington conference run by the Berkeley E-conomy Project.

Comments on Electronic Commerce: at a Berkeley conference run by the Berkeley Law and Technology Center.

I haven't yet done anything specifically for the Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS: their students are called simians). But this was for a related conference: The Next Economy? (written with Michael Froomkin).

New Economy Forum Briefing; Laura Tyson is running a meeting in Silicon Valley on May 9. These are my preparation notes...

The Impact of E-Business: A Historical Perspective; analogizing today to the Gilded Age; very short opening remarks at an e-business conference in Washington, D.C., Septembe 26-27, 2000..


Other Writings and Reviews:

E-conomy Sidebars...

François Bar, Stephen Cohen, Peter Cowhey, J. Bradford DeLong, Michael Kleeman, and John Zysman, "Defending the Internet Revolution in the Broadband Era" (Berkeley E-conomy working paper 12, 1999). Worries about the fact that one of the major wires running into residences is not open access...

The Dilemma of Antitrust: A Short History; the Microsoft case shows antitrust authorities groping around, trying hard to apply old anti-monopoly principles to the new economy.

Macroeconomic Consequences of the "New Economy"; What difference does the "new economy" make for macroeconomic policy?

Junk Mail and the E-conomy

What Kind of a Historical Turning Point?

Internet Taxes

An E-conomy?

Rules, New and Old, for the Network Economy: two good books on the network economy.

Getting Cable Modems: do try this at home!

How "New" Is Today's Economy?: it's not as new as we often like to think.

Ka-ching!: the Amazon Associates Program: can the attention society work as the attention economy--if attention is bought and sold?

Old Rules for the New Economy: expressing my annoyance at internet hype.

The Unbearable Heaviness of Slate: why does Slate take so much longer to load than Salon? (The gap today is much smaller than it was in the past.)

A Framework for Thinking About Our New, Knowledge Economy: DRAFT


Other Things:

The printing revolution in early modern Europe.

Neal Stephenson writes about the wiring of the world and about operating systems.

A short sketch of pre-Babbage computing.

A passage from Walter John Williams's science fiction novel Aristoi, about life in a civilization in which virtual reality is completely integrated into everyday experience. Another passage from Williams' Aristoi, this one more a reflection on the benefits of civilization...

Email as a mode of communication. A selection of messages I have written.

Journal of Economic Perspectives computers and productivity forum. Robert Gordon; Stephen Oliner and Daniel Sichel; Erik Brynnjolfson and Lorin Hitt.


"Humor":

Is it really true that, as someone once said, "On the internet no one knows you're a dog"?

Loathing Microsoft

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