Pictures from the nextMEDIA conference. I'm going to add pictures to this list weblog-style, in reverse-chronologic order.
I've made it to the nextMEDIA conference. Easy trip. The afternoon keynote is about to begin. When they asked me to speak I knew I'd be looking for something to do after BloggerCon. It's a media conference, we're watching videos right now as the warm up for the keynote, just like the Apple developer conferences I used to go to, except there are a lot more women at this show. I don't know who these people are. Lots of Candians, that's for sure. I learned at registration that it's okay if I call myself an American. These people all work for big media companies. Lots of money here. What do they think of blogs. I have no idea! I just took a bunch of pictures of the room so you can see who's here. Ashley Highfield of the BBC is our keynote. He is talking about half-steps, still thinking in terms of "audience" and high production values. He says we're about at a tipping point, but I wonder if he's the point of the tip. His new video player has DRM built-in. I wonder why -- his content doesn't need it. He says they're starting with nature programs -- why? Because chimps and giraffes don't have agents. Amateurs don't either. The BBC doesn't need the DRM, unless I'm missing something, it's disappointing that they're using it.
Chris Heilman: "Debbie asked 'What does RAW format mean?'"
Scoble: How to Hate Microsoft.
As I write this at 7AM Eastern, it's snowing in Boston. The first snow of the year gets me out of bed, just like a kid. New England townies snicker about the newbie. "He's a fucking retahd," they say.
Last year on this day: "I called both of the creators of the RSS Validator yesterday, Mark Pilgrim and Sam Ruby, to congratulate them on a very nicely done piece of software and to thank them for making a very positive contribution to the success of RSS."
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