thoughts, observations and pics from this years day off... For me, Reboot6.0
was a very enjoyable experience, the best one since 2.0. When I go to
conferences, meetings I always do some sketches and little concept drawings.
I've never published any of those before, but since a few people have
asked, some of those scribblings below. If you didn't attend R6, check
out the videos, even
better than the real thing.
shopped this metaphor around a bit @ Reboot, seemed to resonate
well with quite a few people, hopefully it doesn't need a lot
of explaining. My main man Thomsen pointed out that many of the
trees in the 1998 frame are not real trees, just fake 2D cardboards
ones... Also Alexander Kjerulf mentioned that some types of seeds
need to be roasted by a quick forestfire to start growing...
talk seemed very well rehearsed. Thought he was more entertaining
last year, may have something to do with the time of day, having
the morning slot this year. But Cory was sharp as ever, check
out Guan's word-by-word recap.
He said only 50 people in the world makes a living from writing
science fiction. Surely you are joking Mr. Doctorow; Forrester
research and the other fine analysts has twice that number employed
writing sci-fi for a living.
used Keynote to talk
Context and Perspective : Help people relate.
Setting Expectations : Help people know what's next.
Contingency Design : Help people get back on track.
Very good talk, less is more once again.
was excellent. He provided answers, not questions. Sometimes answers
are good. Sometimes questions are overrated.We are all using Linux
every day when we visit Google, Amazon and the other big trees
on the drawing to the left.
Canter gettin jiggy
at da party
Singing/mumbling during the two minutes of reflection time at
the end of the Open Space sessions
Should be forced to use an early version of his own bloated birthday-organizing
beta software (BBOBS) to organize an actual birthday.
note the bloggers blogging the bloggers blogging the speaker speaking
about blogger blogging other blogs...]
Reboot badges. Great detail from Reboot6: The XXL badges so one
doesn't have to do the classic conference crouching/squinting
thing to get a good look at other peoples badges... [Did we get
badges at Reboot5, can't seem to find that one...?]
We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges.
I don't have to show you any stinking
Wanna come over and see my Reboot badge collection...?
falling. Like tears in rain.
Check out Reboot
Mr. Bighand earned a good living doing hand-modelling for
the mobile phone industry... [Look how small that phone is!]
. Inspired by Jason's talk.
Marc Canter wants to create "The Peoples Mesh" to
Hammersley used HTML
to show and tell us about CSS. Still not convinced the semantic
web will work on a grander scale. In some isolated/narrow domains
yes, but his talk brought up Cory's fine piece Metacrap:
Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia
Meg Hourihan talked about blog blog blog and The
Lafayette Project. Still not sure if it's a real thing, sounds
+ Firefly + a touch of vaporware.
blogtalk made me think of this golden oldie;
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million
typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.
Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Blog Blog Blog Must surf. Must Type. Gotta be online. Instant
feedback. ICQ. BoingBoing. Blog Blog. Link Link Link doublelink.
So little time so many sites. Wifi Wifi. Blog Blog. Must blog
in realtime. Scribble scribble. Surf. Faster! Faster!
damned, thick, square, book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble!
Eh! Mr. Gibbon?" (William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, upon
receiving the second volume of History of the Decline and Fall
of the Roman Empire from the author, 1781)
It just wouldn't be Reboot without my survey of the carpark. The
future looks grim for this industry. This year mostly rusty bicycles,
a few familycars and these fine two wheeled vehicles. Probably most
people used public transportation like myself.
to come when I find the time... Check my
weblog for updates
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