At 4:30PM, the snow has started in Cambridge.
Scott Rosenberg on the BJCC. "I've made my choice."
The official song of the BlogJoCredCon as sung by yours truly, DW.
Blurry pictures from the closing session at BlogJoCredCon.
Mary Hodder is in NYC for Vloggercon, a conference about video blogging.
MTV piece on podcasting.
We're convening for Day Two of the BJC conference. What's new? Everyone's flight is being cancelled. Bad for them, but good for tonight's Geek Dinner at Bombay Club, 6:30PM.
Hoder says that the US is banning Internet for Iranians.
There was fireworks yesterday at the Blojocredcon (too many syllables), but not between Alex Jones and myself. We got along great. He said some truly kind things about blogs, and when we were seating for dinner, he waved me over and we spent an hour screaming at each other, in a friendly way, over the din in the room at the Harvard Faculty Club. I suggested that Shorenstein lead the way for the journalists and run an interesting weblog. He was concerned that blogs really would be co-opted by commercial interests. I share his concern.
Next time you're thinking of killing yourself, you might want to wait a few hours to see how it turns out.
Sometimes high-speed Internet ain't actually so high.
A few days before my trip to Cambridge, I got an email from Charlie Nesson, founder of Berkman Center, Harvard Law professor and philosopher. He's teaching a winter course on Evidence at the law school, and wanted to present me to his students at a session devoted to the trial of Socrates. Charlie has a notion that I am the modern embodiment of Socrates, a man who seeks truth by stirring things up. I did it, for the priviledge of hearing what Charlie would say. He gave the benediction at the first BloggerCon, and since then the conference has had a string of successes. So I walked over to Austin Hall from my hotel, in the early morning cold, entered the hall, facing a room full of laptop screens of all sizes. The room was darkened, they were watching a rap video. When it was over Charlie and I talked about weblogs and publishing, podcasting and the conference later in the day. It was very pleasant. At the end, as I was walking out of the room, with another segment of rap starting on the screen, I forgot to say the url of my weblog. "Www." I said, interrupted by the music. I'll finish it here. "Scripting.com."
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