Counter Programming

In a move that you can’t help but admire, and that ranks up there with the best counter-programming moves the television networks can muster, our colleagues at that other conference (warning: insano-site), after having their life as a PDF folly pointed out to them (note: they’ve reinvented their website as a gigantic, equally non-functional Flash application), have added Dave Winer, UserLand Founder, RSS pioneer, and Berkman Fellow, as a keynote speaker.

It’s nice that Dave will get a chance to see the Island, and good that the sizzling mediaheads attending nextMedia will get exposed to his message. We’ve invited him to come up and Zap His PRAM after he’s done with nextMedia, and I think there’s a plan afront to get an informal blogger dinner or lunch up and running in Charlottetown regardless.

While I continue to think that a smaller scale, more modest and sustainable approach to technology and development (and conferences) is the sane way to proceed, I can’t help taking some perverse joy in the fact that Prince Edward Island is home to two technology conferences in one week.


Alan's picture
Alan on October 15, 2003 - 22:22 Permalink

What are they paying to ship these guys in?

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Lana on October 16, 2003 - 14:06 Permalink

Actually, I kind of like their flash site. Also, lime green.

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Jevon on October 16, 2003 - 21:40 Permalink

From what I can tell, they have had Dave Winer booked since before your post on Sept. the 12th.

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Jevon on October 16, 2003 - 21:42 Permalink

Oops, hit Tab-Shift and accidentally submitted.

Meant to say; doesn’t seem like counter programming.

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Kevin on October 18, 2003 - 12:48 Permalink

I still don’t know what either conference is ‘about’ but I’ll go where I think I’ll feel more informed or at least more comfortable in my oblivion :-)