Thoughts from a Web 2.0 journey: TYPO3 and the Read/Write-Web

Waiting in the terminal for my flight home to Copenhagen I grabbed a part of what must have been the IT section of Financial Times. "Saving the planet in reverse" or so was the title of a column that captured my interest.

Social scientists had found that technology is not able
to deliver a true substitute for real life meetings (and hence, we would
probably have to continue polluting the air by travelling). In
fact, trying to use emails, PM and video conferencing could even trick
people into overlooking important social benefits of team work that comes
with meetings in real life (IRL). I knew exactly what they were talking about. My trend curve is
definitely going up when it comes to real life interaction around TYPO3
development. It is also interesting how I have allowed certain
communication channels in our community to distract me so much during
the years when they were used for the wrong purpose – something that is
not easy to spot when you are deep inside.

The Social Success of TYPO3

Not considering air pollution and the great ideal of internet-based communication
replacing travelling, working together IRL is in fact a hidden secret
behind TYPO3’s success. Probably the single most powerful ignition in
our community is events, starting out with the snowboard tour and going all
the way to Developer Days and the T3CON for professionals. Even us,
nerds, the bit generation – used to navigating in a virtual universe and
used to covering a surprisingly great amount of our social needs this way – at the
end of the day we are still humans, inspired by the presence of our

Bring the Fireplace Logs Together

I see a future where the TYPO3 association has a task more
important than directing development support; a TYPO3 Association
existing primarily to break down barriers to participation, giving people
low and high an equal chance to get involved and shape the future of TYPO3.
This also includes a focus on supporting and enabling meetings in real
life. Basically, offering a fireplace and the means to get there – the fuel is brought along by the people themselves. In this light, aren’t we blessed
to live so concentrated in the same timezone, with a traveling
distance of no more than four hours?

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