I think there is something special in the air at GnomeDex. The only word that really makes sense right now is revolution, or perhaps evolution. Never before have I felt such a strong sense that the world is changing. What is so special about GnomeDex is that it brings together revolutionaries from related yet disparate fields. Talking to all these people make you feel like youâ€™re hearing about the next big thing, over and over, and digging every bit of it. Here are some of the brief, random... Continue Reading
1. There are many smart and interesting people here, with lots and lots of laptops. 2. All the laptops have made us exceeded our wi-fi bandwidth, so access is spotty. 3. Dave Winer is excited about the future of OPML, which is about sharing information in outline form. 4. Microsoft is building RSS into Longhorn in a big way. Also, they are using a Creative Commons license. 5. The Hive bees just made us laugh with their mock presentation. 6. I really wish we had better web access. Tags:... Continue Reading
I've learned that I prefer either good wifi access or no access at all. Having the constant prospect of a page reloading 1 in 5 times is just enough to keep on trying to make it happen. I feel bad for Chris, I know he's doing everything he can. It'll be interesting to see if Bell Harbor gets it figured out for tomorrow...
I just registered for Web Visions 2005, which is a one-day conference on the future of the web. It's cheap (under $100), packed with great content (Keynote: Stewart Butterfield) and partly run by one of my good friends Nick Finck of Digital Web Magazine. The early-bird discount ends on June 30th, so get going.
My friends a few miles north in Vancouver Canada have been approved as vendors of weblog services for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This means they can bid on contracts that could enable them to build blogs for the teams, coaches, fans, etc. Very cool- and nice to know the Olympics folks are thinking ahead. Congrats to... Boris, Kris, Roland, and all the folks at BryghtWill Pate and Good BasicDarren Barefoot and Capulet Communications ... and all their partners... Of course, Kris already has a... Continue Reading
I just registered for GnomeDex 5.0 - Chris Pirillo's annual technology conference. I've never been before, but Chris is a Seattle guy now so it's good timing. It's shaping up to be a great event and I'm especially happy to see it happening in my own back yard - at the same facility as the Blog Business Summit- Bell Harbor Convention Center. I asked Chris once why he moved to Seattle and all he said was "because it was the best place." I agree.
Nick Finck put together a great little short film about SXSW. Makes me feel like I was there, without actually talking to or meeting anyone I respect and admire. How sad. Maybe next year. Watch it: What's the Word?
Iâ€™ve been to a few events this year that all had something in common: online chat during the presentations or discussions. Usually it was done with IRC, which allows anyone with an Internet connection and the technical ability to join in the chat. Iâ€™ve been thinking about my experiences lately and how it affects my attention. I have mixed feelings overall. The chat creates a second place for me to spend my attention at the event and Iâ€™d say that if I split my attention between the... Continue Reading
Last week I attended a five day leadership training course. I was there to observe, but participated in the course as if I was a leader in the company. Throughout the week, we did various exercises, simulations, assessments, etc. I wasnâ€™t sure what to think going into it, but looking back it was an awesome experience because I got to know myself a little better. I took a lot from the DiSC Classic Personal Profiling System, as did many others in the class. This assessment asks you to rate... Continue Reading
I'm glad I got to meet Stowe recently after being a fan of his writing. Now it's nice to see him writing about the Tech-muck event and how we used a wiki there. Via: Ross Mayfield