Here are the top ten shows (by downloads) for August 2007 on IT Conversations.
- Geoff Moore & David Thompson - Tech Nation (Rating: 3.60)
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Geoff Moore and David Thompson about how Web 2.0 is seamlessly taking the high tech lives of our young people right into the workplace.
- Matt Ridley - BioTech Nation (Rating: 3.43)
Dr. Moira Gunn and David Ewing Duncan interview eminent science writer Matt Ridley, the author of "Genome."
- Drew Major - Technometria (Rating: 3.20)
Drew Major is one of the true pioneers in the computing industry. He first worked with early CP/M computers but really expanded his programming activities when IBM unveiled the IBM Personal Computer. His initial work revolved around resource sharing and networking. As part of his work with Novell he attempted to get the company to expanding into video sharing. He joins Phil and Scott to discuss both his history and his current projects.
- Scott Berkun - Technometria: The Myths of Innovation (Rating: 3.60)
How do you know whether a hot technology will succeed or fail? Or where the next big idea will come from? The best answers come not from the popular myths we tell about innovation, but instead from time-tested truths that explain how we've made it this far. In The Myths of Innovation, author Scott Berkun takes a careful look at innovation history, including the software and Internet Age, to reveal how ideas truly become successful innovations-truths that people can apply to today's challenges. He joins Phil, Scott, and Ben to discuss his new book and his career.
- Greg Papadopolous - Tech Nation (Rating: 3.17)
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Greg Papadopolous, the Chief Technology Officer of Sun Microsystems. Sun is celebrating 25 years in the computer industry, and he describes the ups and downs.
- David Kaplan - Tech Nation (No rating yet)
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with David Kaplan, senior editor at Newsweek, about the newest, niftiest, technology-stretching, sailing yacht today - and why a person would spend $130 million building it.
- Doug Levin, Jonathan "Jothy" Rosenberg - Avoiding Pitfalls of Open Source Software Reuse (Rating: 2.80)
Open source is the foundation of today's gift economy, but have you checked everything that comes inside those packages? Black Duck Software helped one company find and remove a surprising payload from such open source code before it could pop up on customers' screens. Find out what they found in this interview with Black Duck CEO and president Doug Levin and Black Duck customer and advisor Jothy Rosenberg.
- Richard Morgan - Tech Nation (Rating: 3.60)
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Richard Morgan about what life may be like after a hundred years of biotech. Morgan explains we'll have gotten plenty right and plenty wrong.
- Mike Hudack - Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators (Rating: 4.00)
On this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with Mike Hudack, one of the founders of the video sharing service blip.tv. Mike had seen Udell's essay on walled gardens. They discussed blip.tv's current and future efforts to ensure that videos, as well as metadata about videos, flow freely on the web.
- Lewis Shepherd - Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators (Rating: 4.10)
As senior technical officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency and chief of its requirements and research group, Lewis Shepherd has promoted and observed a remarkable transformation that's occurring inside the U.S. intelligence community as analysts begin to embrace Web 2.0 practices. There's a long way to go. In this conversation, Jon Udell and Lewis Shepherd discuss the origins, progress, and future of these initiatives.