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1-2-3 fix for boring conferences

Saturday, February 16, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Most conferences are brain-numbingly boring, right? Permalink to this paragraph

All the good stuff happens out in the lobby. Permalink to this paragraph

Right??? Permalink to this paragraph

Want to fix conferences? Easy! Permalink to this paragraph

Just move the speakers out into the lobby. Permalink to this paragraph

You could put some mattresses in the meeting room for people with jetlag to catch up on their sleep. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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