Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Recommended listening and I'm there

I checked in to the O'Reilly conference

I got my session material and am planning my first day. So far it looks great. People are dressed nicer than they were at OSXCon. This is more serious, like there is more money at stake.

More recommended listening:

Ito and Zuckerman - Emergent Democracy Worldwide
As we look at the field of emerging technology, a field that I believe is changing the world, one wonders how is this changing the third world and societies that are building democracy. That is what this is all about. About this podcast Doug Kaye said:

While we're building great new tools to build communities, we've done very little to ensure that people around the world have access to them. And even when we've made it possible for people in developing nations to speak, we've done little to ensure that anyone listens. How do we ensure that the "Second Superpower" Jim Moore proposes includes the poor as well as the rich? When a new democratic structure emerges from highly-wired westerners, how do we ensure it's fair and just for those currently unwired? The answer is more complex than bridging the so-called "digital divide" - it involves bridging countless cultural divides. Emerging technologies make it easier than ever to bring first-person perspectives, as well as images, movies and music to people in other nations - is this enough to bring cultures together and ensure they care about one another?

I did more train photography yesterday

Train at Colton

(Written March 14, 2005, 10 P.M.) --- I cannot remember photographing in winds worse than this! At times the wind was driving sand at what seemed like hurricane ferocity. It blew away the smog, that made for some of the clearest skies I have seen over the Colton area in Southern California, but it was hard to hold the camera still. I had to shoot at a thousandth of a second.

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