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Berkman @ 10

Thursday, May 15, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Today I'm at the Berkman @ 10 conference in Austin Hall on the Harvard Law School campus. It's a reunion of sorts, of people who have been part of or interested in Berkman Center. I was a fellow there between 2003 and 2005 and worked on getting blogs to be part of the Harvard culture. Permalink to this paragraph

Just took a bunch of pics. Going to upload a few now. The wifi here seems pretty good. Doc Searls just walked by don't think he saw me. Someone just took my pic. I always make a face as they get their camera focused. Can't keep a smile on my face for more than a second or two before I start feeling silly. Permalink to this paragraph

Video of the schmoozing before the opening of the conference. Permalink to this paragraph

Listening to Elena Kagan, Dean of Harvard Law School, listing Berkman accomplishments of the faculty. No mention of the fellows. John Palfrey is becoming the Dean in charge of the Harvard Law Library. Amazing job. Hope he does interesting things with it. Permalink to this paragraph

Terry Fisher, listing Berkman's accomplishments, said the first podcast was done at Berkman. Can't tell you how pleased I am to hear him take credit for this (no sarcasm).  Permalink to this paragraph

Some. Professors. Speak. Slowly. And. Deliberately. Permalink to this paragraph

Jon Zittrain is thinking of going to Stanford, and they want him to come back to Berkman. They're really schmoozing him up in front of everyone.  Permalink to this paragraph

Video: Jon Zittrain explains the Internet. Permalink to this paragraph


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