After a break for the Thanksgiving holiday here, December descended dark and hectic. Here are some things that illuminated my week:
On Tuesday, I had the good fortune of spending an afternoon at Supernova 2009, a conference where some of the web's most interesting thinkers and doers gathered--people who turn big ideas into policies, products, and sectors.
David Weinberger, the philosopher of miscellany, liveblogged some of the sessions including wonderful unedited coverage of an unusual trifecta: Amazon's Werner Vogels as the cloud-booster; Berkman's Jonathan Zittrain as the fearmonger, and Google's Bradley Horowitz to close.
On Thursday morning, Weinberger liveblogged a session called "Fun with Fun" that included panelists Amy Jo Kim, Susan Wu, and Nicole Lazzaro. The summary post Should everything be fun? was about the pros and cons of gameplay as a 21st century life skill.
Another attendee, strategist David Sparks delivered an essential recap of Chris Anderson's talk on theRead More »from Fractious Friday: Supernova in SF and other stellar attractions