I’m here in Austin for the first time ever to check out SXSW. Amazing town and I’ve only been here a few hours. Can’t get a cab at bar closing time, that was easy to find out. If any entrepid jibber jabber readers out there are also in Austin this week, drop me a line and lemme know.
SXSW has been fun and schmoozy so far. This is the only panel I caught Saturday, Blogging without Borders. Jonas Luster moderated a group that included Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian blogger living in Canada. Hossein made the point that many middle class Iranians do blog from Iran despite the Mullahs (which he equates to corporations in America in their control over society). These blogs represent a voice of the people that is all but ignored in the mainstream American media and the Bush Administration which is increasingly ratcheting up its militant stance against Iran.
And then after all the serious stuff there were parties, and more schmooziness which you can see much of by perusing these Flickr pix.
A memorable quote from the second full day of SXSW:
“we don’t have to lock our balls in someone elses vice. or nipples.” —Marc Canter, Open Source Infrastructure panel
Too tired to talk about all the cool shit that transpired today. Check Technorati SXSW tag page for other blogs telling sorted SXSW stories.
Here are notes I took from the Future of Broadband Wireless Networks: Public or Private? panel that interested me this morning at SXSW. I’m exploring the idea of how this could happen in San Francisco, specifically to provide Internet access (and computers) to underserved/poor communities in the city.
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Hot pr0n action in the Turning Pink to Green: The Online Business of Pleasure panel discussion. Halcyon goes from content editor to being content with his new sweetie. Fleshbot John talks about the ins and outs of reviewing interesting porn made real by the digital world. Amelia talks affiliate programs and zinester beginnings. Ethics touched on and laid bare throughout. Click on (if you’re over 18 of course).
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