Monday, February 16, 2004

Ross Mayfield and Loic Le Meur have some typically genius ideas for hyper-connected conferences. Still, some of the classic ways of leveraging the conference experience will never go out of style:

--hang out in the bar.

--buy a round.

--eat breakfast early and often with different people as they filter into the hotel restaurant.

--introduce yourself to strangers and people you've admired from afar.

--make eye contact.

--have long, off-the-record conversations.

--don't just type, listen.

--haunt the media room but don't spend all your time on the computers.

--snag some schwag; share it.

--invite yourself to dinner with an interesting group.

--find a sunny spot to eat lunch; people will join you.

--forget your laptop, write insightful essays anyway from notes on yellow pad.

2:21:30 PM    comment []

Carl Allen, a candidate for Guilford County commissioner, has a weblog (link via Hoggard). In his first post he complains about name-calling and personal insults by the current commissioners -- and then calls them a bunch of clowns. So, Carl, calling them clowns is an improvement over this

12:21:26 PM    comment []

The snow was general over the North Carolina, now it's a beautiful clear morning...with more snow expected tomorrow...

8:35:47 AM    comment []

Leonard Witt: "In this age of so much information, the major newspapers' role must be to step above the fray and do the definitive investigative story that sheds new light on the back and forth accusations."

8:15:17 AM    comment []

Michah Sifry on Ralph Nader, of whom he is a fan and past supporter: "(A)s of Saturday, he only had 375 people registered at, against 188,000 for Dean, 45,000 for Kerry, 23,000 for Kucinich and 9,000 for Edwards.

In response, he says, 'I really don't deal with the Web. There isn't enough time in the day to go into virtual reality.'

That quote should lead Nader's political obituary."

8:07:18 AM    comment []