Appendix B. Contributors

Nelson Minar,

CTO and cofounder of distributed computing leader Popular Power, has an extensive history researching Internet systems. While at the MIT Media Lab, he built a mobile agent based peer-to-peer computing platform called Hive, and previously studied agent-based modeling at the Sante Fe Institute. Minar sees the Internet as a place, a world with its own rules and behaviors.

Marc Hedlund

is the chief executive officer and cofounder of Popular Power, the first distributed computing company to launch commercial software. He previously served as the founder and director of Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Internet division and director of engineering at Organic Online. His Internet experience dates to early 1994, when he worked on several IETF committees and built early e-commerce applications while CTO of a Web start-up.

Clay Shirky

is a Partner for Technology and Product Strategy at The Accelerator Group, which invests active strategic capital in digital businesses. Prior to joining the Accelerator Group, he was Professor of New Media at Hunter College, and CTO of Site Specific. Mr. Shirky writes extensively about the social and economic effects of the internet. His essays appear regularly in the O’Reilly Network, Business 2.0, and FEED, as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review. His writings are archived at

Tim O’Reilly

is founder and president of O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. Tim’s goal ...

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