Building43 is the latest Robert Scoble/Rackspace venture, a kind of online community space to develop the future of the Web. (Or something like that.) I am typically suspicious of grand ventures by luminaries – so often they fail to live up to expectations. Still, I’m willing to give it a chance – and, hopefully, to translate some of its message to the legal world.
Scoble’s “manifesto” is a good place to start. It’s a 10-point list that many who seek to become a destination point on today’s Web would do well to consider, whether they are attorneys or developers:
1. Live in real time.
2. Build on other people’s technology.
3. This is an industry-wide effort.
4. Teach, don’t just hype.
5. We’re a decentralized community.
6. Be open.
7. Link to the best.
8. Be two-way in everything we do.
9. Build a community of friends.
10. Stay up to date.
I’ll be keeping an eye on the site and, if useful ideas and approaches emerge, I’ll pass them on – with a law & technology spin, of course.