About

This blog has been going since 1999. The archive up to 2007 is here and here. The rest is all at this site. I am @dsearls on Twitter and have the customary pile of biographical jive here on Linkedin.

A few among the many hats I wear:

In 2005 I received the Google/O’Reilly Open Source Award for Best Communicator.

In 2007 I was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT by eWeek.

Since I’m always working on too many things, and will only stop when I’m dead, I want my epitaph to read, “He was almost finished.”

I can be reached by email through doc at my first name] @ [my last name] .com or dsearls at cyber.law.harvard.edu.


Copyright 2015 Doc Searls

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  1. Doc Searls’s avatar

    Thanks, Daveed. I know a ridiculous amount of radio and TV engineering data for somebody who isn’t an actual engineer. A lot of it is like knowing about steam power or incandescent light. It’s old school stuff, on the verge of becoming obsolete. Sorry to say I don’t know what Summerland Syndrome is. I’m also not sure NPR has saturated anything, but I can guess what you mean. Where do you live?

  2. Ronald Walker’s avatar

    We live in Alameda, in the San Francisco Bay area roughly opposite Hunter’s Point, apparently the outermost reaches of KDFC FM’s 90.3 signal (formerly KUSF). In the past two weeks the 90.3 signal is barely audible at 6:30 a.m. but seems to come up to normal by mid-day. After a frustrating hour on the internet searching for an explanation (power outage? weather? signal interference?) I found your history of the evolution of the USC network, which at least gives us a signal shopping list.

    Question: are you aware of a source of information about what’s going on currently with the 90.3 signal?

  3. Marina’s avatar

    Hey Doc!

    I’m a close follower of your work and recently wrote a piece of research on VRM for a student journal. I think it’s a very cool piece of tech and very inspiring for an array of industries and myself.

    I work in advertising in London and am keen to start gathering insights on the possible connection between VRM technologies and the execution of GDPR as to me it seems rather obvious. I wonder if you would have any time to give your views on some questions around this area.

    For example are these conversations happening at a macro level? In Europe we are heavily planning for the implications of GDPR but what does this mean for the US market and our ability to exchange data with them? From my understanding the US is moving in the opposite direction of Europe in terms of data management, do you foresee that this will cause trading issues? Ultimately what is the big role that VRM technologies will play in giving users control over their data and customization and what effect do you think it will have on the advertising industry or the ability of brands to connect with their audience?

    I read through your blog post around good news for publishers and advertisers fearing GDPR. I would really love to understand the technical aspects behind this enforcement and the role that VRM tech can play.

    I would love to keep in touch and get your views on all this. If it is an area that interests you than I would love to discuss this topic in more detail.

    Best wishes for everything that you do!
    Regards,
    M

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