Hey, more from the etech conference, some really smart words regarding social networking software, from Quinn at ambiguous.com
he wants to see social software integrated into the "killer apps" of the net. he makes an excellent point about social software itself not necessarily being all that, but the features of social software are combined with existing major apps, amazing and fun things happen. he wants the full suite of social software features to be plugged into all the apps he uses. especially under osx- tim has a mac. he gave a great example of garage band not having an easy way of sharing user created files. once he mentions it, it's a no-brainer, but until then i hadn't really thought about it. he does seem to suggest that social software features should be so integral they should be as fundamental a part of the ide as the radio button, and he's probably right.
this is also courtesy of Cory Doctorow, who has a new book coming out, and I should blog that, he's having two readings soon in SF.