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Jerry Michalski

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Jerry Michalski
Alma materUniversity of California, Irvine
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
OccupationTechnology consultant

Jerry Michalski is an American technology consultant. He is the former managing editor of Release 1.0, a technology newsletter. He is the founder of Sociate.com and ReX (Relationship Economy eXpedition).


Jerry Michalski graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.[1] He received a master in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[1]


Michalski served as the managing editor of Release 1.0, the newsletter published,[2] and originally written and edited solely by Esther Dyson.[3]

Michalski is the founder of Sociate.com. He is also the founder of ReX (Relationship Economy eXpedition).[4] He has given lectures about the "economy of relationships" in front of think tanks like the Institute for the Future, where he argued that the thriving economies of the future will rest upon relationships.[4]

Michalski is considered to be one of the Digerati.[5] Michalski is one of the earliest users of the TheBrain[6] mind mapping and personal knowledge base software, having amassed more than half a million nodes [7] in 26 years of use.


Michalski is a board member of Zev Shapiro's organization TurnUp


  1. ^ a b "Jerry Michalski". Sociate.com. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Lewis, Peter H. (June 19, 1994). "Getting Down to Business on the Net". The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, 2016. In some cases, they won't have much choice about participating in some fashion," said Jerry Michalski, managing editor of Release 1.0, a computer industry newsletter in New York.
  3. ^ Lih, Andrew (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. London: Aurum. p. xi. ISBN 9781845134730. OCLC 280430641. Jerry was a prolific fellow, having served as the first editor of Esther Dyson's legendary Release 1.0 newsletter, and was holding an exclusive freeform technology "unconference."
  4. ^ a b Doyle, C. Andrew (2015). A Generous Community: Being the Church in a New Missionary Age. New York: Morehouse Publishing. p. 117. ISBN 9780819232304. OCLC 903675344.
  5. ^ Donatiello, Nick (January 5, 1997). "README On the bookshelves of the digerati". Wired. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  6. ^ WagstaffThe, Jeremy (April 12, 2004). "Article about Jerry's usage of the Brain". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  7. ^ Michalski, Jerry. "Jerry's Brain". Retrieved December 27, 2023.