Doc Searls

Doc Searls is the former editor-in-chief of Linux Journal, where he was on the masthead for 24 years. During that time he did much to establish open source as a Thing, earning a Google-O'Reilly Open Source prize for Best Communicator in 2005. In 2006 he became a fellow with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center and started ProjectVRM, which is all about increasing personal agency in networked markets, and which informed his 2012 book The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge. He also co-authored The Cluetrain Manifesto in 1999, which has been a hot topic ever since. And he sees personal AI as required approach to making many long-held dreams of cyber-utopians such as himself come true.