Archive for the ‘Wordcamp’ category

Ask Anyone (Or Why Lauren lost control of her internet content)

August 8, 2006

So I posted some pictures of the WordCamp women and ended up in a discusion which turned ugly.

I’ve been called an idiot. A moron. And other bad stuff. I was expecting that because the post was a bit sexist and obnoxious.

But that’s not why I’m a moron and an idiot.

No, I’m a moron because of my views on copyright, respect, and who ultimately controls content on the net.


Why Om Malik and CNN Don’t Matter (Or The Importance Of The Nigerian Movie Industry)

August 7, 2006

In-between taking pictures of chicks and actually drinking Chartreuse I spent an hour at WordCamp listening to Om Malik talk about blogs and journalism.

Now Om is a smart guy. We talked briefly before he spoke about the current web 2.0 noise and the way to make interesting videocasts. He won’t let me quote him but his observations are spot on.

But maybe one of the many Apple laptops fell on his head before he decided to to talk about blogs and journalism.

Here’s what he said “…if Bloggers are going to be taken seriously as journalists they have to follow the same rules of legwork and research that journalists follow.”

Let’s be real.

That is a load of crap. (more…)

The Women Of WordCamp 2006 (Or “The Author Of This Blog Went To WordCamp And All He Bought Back Were Pictures Of Chicks”)

August 6, 2006

One of things that surprised me were how many women showed up to WordCamp.


My WordCamp Diary (Saturday, 1:20 AM)

August 5, 2006

Spent pre-WordCamp (Friday) on a 7 hour flight from Tampa (felt like 10).

Arrived at 11:53 p.m.

Video Ipod died at 7:43 p.m.