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Chris Anderson Speaks for Free

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the July 2nd, 2009

When our pal Kevin Smokler slid us the opportunity to interview one of the legendary thinkers and writers of the geekosphere, we pounced on the chance. Chris Anderson resuscitated Wired magazine back from the brink of the geek deadpool and is notable for coining the term The Long Tail, which he penned a book on. Chris is about to release his second book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price, which is already generating controversy on a couple of fronts.

One never to rest, Chris also recently launched, a site for authors to more easily line up and promote their book tours and for fans to easily find and meet up with their favorite authors. Chris, like us, is also a big fan of ‘maker’ culture and is busy building drone airplanes based on open source hardware. A subject we’ll save for another episode.

Episode links: Chris Anderson, The Long Tail blog, Wired, BookTour, Free: The Future of the Radical Price, DIY Drones, Ning, VQR (criticism)

6 Responses to 'Chris Anderson Speaks for Free'

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  1. on July 2nd, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Nice Irina! Loved seeing his office!

  2. John L. said,

    on July 6th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Would you consider using Ogg Theora video encoding again, now that Firefox 3.5 has been released and supports HTML-5 Video?

  3. ekai said,

    on July 7th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Hi John. We've always been into offering Ogg but never could get a decent automated workflow to transcode to that format. ffmpeg2theora has never consistently worked well for us. If you can help us with this, we'd love to talk to you.

  4. Verdi said,

    on July 7th, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Great interview!

  5. on July 7th, 2009 at 10:20 am

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  6. paulthe said,

    on July 18th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Great interview. I'm going to have to get that book, sounds like an interesting reada.