Don't accuse Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle of elitism.
In organizing the Web 2.0 Summit (previously known as Web 2.0 Conference), they created an event showcasing technologies inherently associated with open access and empowered community. But they made it an invite-only event, limiting the number of attendees and press to keep it "intimate," as one insider explained on Tuesday, the opening day of the three-day San Francisco event. The organizers are obviously hip to the economics of scarcity under which making it hard to get in only increases the allure.
The event, put on … Read more