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