Well, I was planning to blog on the IFTF conference, but it didn't turn out like I expected. A lot of the "new-to-me" ideas and information was glossed over in the intro session, and the rest of the conference was focused on the grassroots economy including social networking and open source. I discovered that the majority of the attendees were novices to the networked-economy concept, so I think it was a perfect introduction for this particular crowd.
For me, the main value was three-fold: I met some terrific people (including Jerry Michalski, a kindred spirit and one of the smartest guys I've met in ages), had some great discussions, and got some ingredients for further thought. There were some fascinating nuggets of information presented, and questions that I need to mull over... so you can expect some of these musings to appear here in the blog in the next few weeks. Things like multiple identities, the changing concepts of value and currency in the networked economy, the difference between bounded and unbounded markets... some yummy ideas to chew on. These were issues and questions that were raised but not directly addressed in the conference. I'm not even going to pretend to answer these questions, but I'm hoping that the collective intelligence of the group can come up with some interesting theories.