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"Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?" Guy de Maupassant

Monday, January 16, 2006

This is where I will be for the next two days :
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Will try and live blog from there - should be interesting to see what the connectivity is at an industry conference here in Mumbai! Am carrying my Reliance CDMA phone modem in any case :)

If anyone else is blogging it, it would be super if you used this tag -

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Since today seems to be my day of linking, I thought I'd also shoot out this list of things that have caught my interest recently ... many are from bloggers I read regularly - Nancy for instance is a huge repository of resources. I've bookmarked many of them with Furl too.

Conversation as a form of social inquiry - emerging out of Goethe Kaplan.pdf (application/pdf Object)
The Individual is the new group
From Push to Pull

Some of these links are sooooo Web 2.0 ... yeah I know, I know many feel its just a buzzword or marketing hype. But I'm really ok with the term, it's easy on the tongue, it is more of an attitude than a technology, a renaissance. And, it is easier to explain 'social software' to the uninitiated, with some help of course :). . Jory des Jardins, in a comment here says :

"2.0 encapsulates both optimism and caution. It applies logic to illogical impulses to connect, share, and inform. It pulls the collective experience of kids straight out of college, with older folks (like you and me), and corporate older, older folks who are ready to move beyond the rules that have guided their careers. 2.0 seems to be this point of convergence. "

Web 2.0 sort of stuff I found myself playing with last week:
Face Recognition - My Heritage

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The Indibloggies have been awarded. Some of my favourites that won :

A walk in the clouds
Sonia Faleiro
The Scientific Indian

Other favourites that were nominated ... a few of which I discovered only recently!
Youth Curry
Death Ends Fun
English, August
hints, allegations and things left unsaid...
Tsunamihelp ... naturally :)

Congrats to all the winners ... and Amit, who's blog is one of the most popular in the Indian Blogworld for the Best Indiblog.


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