It’s SXSW week

All the rich people are off at TED this week, but all the cool geeks are really going to SXSW. If you’re really rich and a cool geek (some are so lucky!) then you’re probably flying your jet from TED to Austin on Saturday or Sunday and hanging out. I’m not cool or rich, but I’m going to SXSW anyway cause they put up with me there and don’t charge me $6,000.

But, what this means is I’m just snowed under with tons of ScobleShow videos, emails, BBQ’s to plan, and all that.

So, I’m just gonna shut down the blog until next Wednesday.

Don’t fret, there’s still plenty of Scoble all over the place. My video blog is active (new Photowalking session at SLAC coming soon, plus interview with Sharpcast). My link blog is up to date and I’ll keep posting the best stuff every day there. My Twitter page is hyper active (whew, what a firehose!)

Anyway, if you’re coming to SXSW, say hi — I’ll be in Austin Friday night through Tuesday night. I’ll be at Salt Lick on Monday night eating BBQ. Wanna go? Drop me email at robertscoble@hotmail.com.

My cell phone is 425-205-1921.

I love getting invites to the best parties. :-) In the meantime, see ya next Wednesday.

Comments

  1. I am envious. SXSW seems like the ultimate party conference, with all the really cool folks going. I must admit, though, that the events seems not exactly up the typical podcaster or blogger’s alley. Is it really all about the parties?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    -JC

  2. I am envious. SXSW seems like the ultimate party conference, with all the really cool folks going. I must admit, though, that the events seems not exactly up the typical podcaster or blogger’s alley. Is it really all about the parties?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    -JC

  3. I am envious. SXSW seems like the ultimate party conference, with all the really cool folks going. I must admit, though, that the events seems not exactly up the typical podcaster or blogger’s alley. Is it really all about the parties?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    -JC

  4. Hey – you hardly need to be rich to attend TED. I’m here and I’m not rich by any stretch of the imagination. But today, the first day, was loads of fun. Met Forest Whitaker. Heard great talks by Hans Rosling, Murray Gell-Mann. Saw Jeff Hahn demo is latest version of multi-touch and it’s better than “Minority Report” this time. Like last year, TED helps me discover new musical talent and the last perform was Raul Midon. Amazing. It’s a great event!

  5. Hey – you hardly need to be rich to attend TED. I’m here and I’m not rich by any stretch of the imagination. But today, the first day, was loads of fun. Met Forest Whitaker. Heard great talks by Hans Rosling, Murray Gell-Mann. Saw Jeff Hahn demo is latest version of multi-touch and it’s better than “Minority Report” this time. Like last year, TED helps me discover new musical talent and the last perform was Raul Midon. Amazing. It’s a great event!

  6. Hey – you hardly need to be rich to attend TED. I’m here and I’m not rich by any stretch of the imagination. But today, the first day, was loads of fun. Met Forest Whitaker. Heard great talks by Hans Rosling, Murray Gell-Mann. Saw Jeff Hahn demo is latest version of multi-touch and it’s better than “Minority Report” this time. Like last year, TED helps me discover new musical talent and the last perform was Raul Midon. Amazing. It’s a great event!

  7. Hey Robert, if you want to share all the TED talks with your readers – for free – we’ve got past years’ talks now and this year’s talks now in a SplashCast player you can embed in wp.com with this code [splashcast GOOA3264TW]

    See ya at SXSW!

  8. Hey Robert, if you want to share all the TED talks with your readers – for free – we’ve got past years’ talks now and this year’s talks now in a SplashCast player you can embed in wp.com with this code [splashcast GOOA3264TW]

    See ya at SXSW!

  9. Hey Robert, if you want to share all the TED talks with your readers – for free – we’ve got past years’ talks now and this year’s talks now in a SplashCast player you can embed in wp.com with this code [splashcast GOOA3264TW]

    See ya at SXSW!

  10. David: more than half of the world lives on $2 a day. We’re all rich by that comparison. But it costs $6,000 to go to TED. Not for anyone who isn’t well funded in some part of their lives.

  11. David: more than half of the world lives on $2 a day. We’re all rich by that comparison. But it costs $6,000 to go to TED. Not for anyone who isn’t well funded in some part of their lives.

  12. You have an ‘About Me’ page that leads to your own Wikipedia article that says you’re a technical evangelist which sounds like it’s a new sort of religion on the Internet because of the word ‘evangelist.’ That’s cool. What’s weird is, when I subscribed to the comments, it says something like ‘buy cialis’… What the fudge is a cialis?!? I guess the Akismet spam protection isn’t working for comment feeds.

  13. You have an ‘About Me’ page that leads to your own Wikipedia article that says you’re a technical evangelist which sounds like it’s a new sort of religion on the Internet because of the word ‘evangelist.’ That’s cool. What’s weird is, when I subscribed to the comments, it says something like ‘buy cialis’… What the fudge is a cialis?!? I guess the Akismet spam protection isn’t working for comment feeds.

  14. You have an ‘About Me’ page that leads to your own Wikipedia article that says you’re a technical evangelist which sounds like it’s a new sort of religion on the Internet because of the word ‘evangelist.’ That’s cool. What’s weird is, when I subscribed to the comments, it says something like ‘buy cialis’… What the fudge is a cialis?!? I guess the Akismet spam protection isn’t working for comment feeds.

  15. I’m guessing that if you follow through on all the requests in these comments you won’t have much time to do anything else.

    But I’ll jump on the bandwagon. “While You’re There,” will you puleese be an evangelist for software and other tech companies to install better sales and customer service options?

    They look at the line items in the budget, but I know of a LOT of intangibles that affect the bottom line in major ways that have no line item.

  16. I’m guessing that if you follow through on all the requests in these comments you won’t have much time to do anything else.

    But I’ll jump on the bandwagon. “While You’re There,” will you puleese be an evangelist for software and other tech companies to install better sales and customer service options?

    They look at the line items in the budget, but I know of a LOT of intangibles that affect the bottom line in major ways that have no line item.

  17. I’m guessing that if you follow through on all the requests in these comments you won’t have much time to do anything else.

    But I’ll jump on the bandwagon. “While You’re There,” will you puleese be an evangelist for software and other tech companies to install better sales and customer service options?

    They look at the line items in the budget, but I know of a LOT of intangibles that affect the bottom line in major ways that have no line item.

  18. Hey Robert, I’ll be in Austin too. Giving a panel with Gabe Rivera, Kathy Sierra and David Parmet on Tuesday at 5pm….

    See you there, hopefully…

  19. Hey Robert, I’ll be in Austin too. Giving a panel with Gabe Rivera, Kathy Sierra and David Parmet on Tuesday at 5pm….

    See you there, hopefully…

  20. Hey Robert, I’ll be in Austin too. Giving a panel with Gabe Rivera, Kathy Sierra and David Parmet on Tuesday at 5pm….

    See you there, hopefully…

  21. If you are near the Austin Convention Center, check out the Iron Works BBQ. The Pork Loin is awsome!

  22. If you are near the Austin Convention Center, check out the Iron Works BBQ. The Pork Loin is awsome!

  23. If you are near the Austin Convention Center, check out the Iron Works BBQ. The Pork Loin is awsome!

  24. I love the fact though that TED Talks are made public on the Internet (thanks to Chris Anderson for that). It’s really inspiring stuff, and an eye-opening view into the type of work that is helping change some small but significant part of our world. I salute cool geeks and SXSW and I wish I could attend TED but don’t diss it just because you can’t get in.

  25. I love the fact though that TED Talks are made public on the Internet (thanks to Chris Anderson for that). It’s really inspiring stuff, and an eye-opening view into the type of work that is helping change some small but significant part of our world. I salute cool geeks and SXSW and I wish I could attend TED but don’t diss it just because you can’t get in.

  26. I love the fact though that TED Talks are made public on the Internet (thanks to Chris Anderson for that). It’s really inspiring stuff, and an eye-opening view into the type of work that is helping change some small but significant part of our world. I salute cool geeks and SXSW and I wish I could attend TED but don’t diss it just because you can’t get in.

  27. This is my tenth visit, but this is my husband’s first. If you’re a Penn and Teller fan, you may want to catch his set, at the Elephant Room, on the 16th, 8pm. Mike’s the jazz musician who opens for them the first hour of their show, and he’s been a jazz pianist since he was four, so he’s got forty years of experience. He also has a great fan base. We’re getting strange fan mail lately, and with Tom Anderson’s MySpace stuff going on, we’re now getting more of it… There’s another Mike Jones, from Houston. He’s a young kid, rapper, with seven fewer albums under his belt.

    We’re guessing there will be a lot of confused hip hop fans showing up, but they’ll probably stay because everyone from Ray Charles to Oscar Peterson has heard my white, tattoo’d, pierced, bald hubby, and are generally floored. (well, ray’s more than floored now.) I know I sound like “wife fan” thing, but I come from a very different back ground of Black Flag, and underground indie music…. never really listened to jazz until I was in grad school, and met Ravi Coltrane at Calarts, (he was a roommate). I asked him how long he had been playing a clarinet…so it tells you how dumb I was about it. Now my tastes are a bit wider, and I get that Kind of Blue is one of the best albums ever recorded.

    Mike’s pretty amazing. I’ll be there from Tuesday on, so I’m hitting every thing from Emos to the alley, until Sunday. Mike’s just in Friday. I think I’m hitting Johnette’s set on Saturday. Anyone else?

    CJ

  28. This is my tenth visit, but this is my husband’s first. If you’re a Penn and Teller fan, you may want to catch his set, at the Elephant Room, on the 16th, 8pm. Mike’s the jazz musician who opens for them the first hour of their show, and he’s been a jazz pianist since he was four, so he’s got forty years of experience. He also has a great fan base. We’re getting strange fan mail lately, and with Tom Anderson’s MySpace stuff going on, we’re now getting more of it… There’s another Mike Jones, from Houston. He’s a young kid, rapper, with seven fewer albums under his belt.

    We’re guessing there will be a lot of confused hip hop fans showing up, but they’ll probably stay because everyone from Ray Charles to Oscar Peterson has heard my white, tattoo’d, pierced, bald hubby, and are generally floored. (well, ray’s more than floored now.) I know I sound like “wife fan” thing, but I come from a very different back ground of Black Flag, and underground indie music…. never really listened to jazz until I was in grad school, and met Ravi Coltrane at Calarts, (he was a roommate). I asked him how long he had been playing a clarinet…so it tells you how dumb I was about it. Now my tastes are a bit wider, and I get that Kind of Blue is one of the best albums ever recorded.

    Mike’s pretty amazing. I’ll be there from Tuesday on, so I’m hitting every thing from Emos to the alley, until Sunday. Mike’s just in Friday. I think I’m hitting Johnette’s set on Saturday. Anyone else?

    CJ

  29. This is my tenth visit, but this is my husband’s first. If you’re a Penn and Teller fan, you may want to catch his set, at the Elephant Room, on the 16th, 8pm. Mike’s the jazz musician who opens for them the first hour of their show, and he’s been a jazz pianist since he was four, so he’s got forty years of experience. He also has a great fan base. We’re getting strange fan mail lately, and with Tom Anderson’s MySpace stuff going on, we’re now getting more of it… There’s another Mike Jones, from Houston. He’s a young kid, rapper, with seven fewer albums under his belt.

    We’re guessing there will be a lot of confused hip hop fans showing up, but they’ll probably stay because everyone from Ray Charles to Oscar Peterson has heard my white, tattoo’d, pierced, bald hubby, and are generally floored. (well, ray’s more than floored now.) I know I sound like “wife fan” thing, but I come from a very different back ground of Black Flag, and underground indie music…. never really listened to jazz until I was in grad school, and met Ravi Coltrane at Calarts, (he was a roommate). I asked him how long he had been playing a clarinet…so it tells you how dumb I was about it. Now my tastes are a bit wider, and I get that Kind of Blue is one of the best albums ever recorded.

    Mike’s pretty amazing. I’ll be there from Tuesday on, so I’m hitting every thing from Emos to the alley, until Sunday. Mike’s just in Friday. I think I’m hitting Johnette’s set on Saturday. Anyone else?

    CJ

  30. attending SXSW – flying out early early tomorrow morning (booked the flight a few minutes ago) – so look for me and say hi! and I’ll definitely try to be there for the Salt Lick!

    Shannon

  31. attending SXSW – flying out early early tomorrow morning (booked the flight a few minutes ago) – so look for me and say hi! and I’ll definitely try to be there for the Salt Lick!

    Shannon

  32. attending SXSW – flying out early early tomorrow morning (booked the flight a few minutes ago) – so look for me and say hi! and I’ll definitely try to be there for the Salt Lick!

    Shannon

  33. Sorry I’m going to miss you in Austin, Robert. I’m headed to Belize for Spring Break. In any case, I grew up eating Salt Lick BBQ. Here is some advice:

    1. Don’t eat the freaking bread, it takes up too much stomach space.

    2. Go with the ribs, all you can eat. Don’t mess with the sausage, brisket, chicken, etc. Again, save the stomach space for the best stuff.

    3. Eat a little beans, cole slaw, etc., for digestive purposes, but don’t over do it.

    4. Forget the peach cobbler – ribs are a great dessert.

    5. The traditional sauce rocks. Forget the rest. A Chinese Texan who is part of the Salt Lick family had something to do with the sauce recipe which, of course, is a secret.

    Have fun.

    PW

    PS — My brother owns Bubba’s BBQ in Shanghai China. Let me know when you’ll be in that city and I’ll set you up.

  34. Sorry I’m going to miss you in Austin, Robert. I’m headed to Belize for Spring Break. In any case, I grew up eating Salt Lick BBQ. Here is some advice:

    1. Don’t eat the freaking bread, it takes up too much stomach space.

    2. Go with the ribs, all you can eat. Don’t mess with the sausage, brisket, chicken, etc. Again, save the stomach space for the best stuff.

    3. Eat a little beans, cole slaw, etc., for digestive purposes, but don’t over do it.

    4. Forget the peach cobbler – ribs are a great dessert.

    5. The traditional sauce rocks. Forget the rest. A Chinese Texan who is part of the Salt Lick family had something to do with the sauce recipe which, of course, is a secret.

    Have fun.

    PW

    PS — My brother owns Bubba’s BBQ in Shanghai China. Let me know when you’ll be in that city and I’ll set you up.

  35. Sorry I’m going to miss you in Austin, Robert. I’m headed to Belize for Spring Break. In any case, I grew up eating Salt Lick BBQ. Here is some advice:

    1. Don’t eat the freaking bread, it takes up too much stomach space.

    2. Go with the ribs, all you can eat. Don’t mess with the sausage, brisket, chicken, etc. Again, save the stomach space for the best stuff.

    3. Eat a little beans, cole slaw, etc., for digestive purposes, but don’t over do it.

    4. Forget the peach cobbler – ribs are a great dessert.

    5. The traditional sauce rocks. Forget the rest. A Chinese Texan who is part of the Salt Lick family had something to do with the sauce recipe which, of course, is a secret.

    Have fun.

    PW

    PS — My brother owns Bubba’s BBQ in Shanghai China. Let me know when you’ll be in that city and I’ll set you up.

  36. And TED’s just buncha self-appointed invite-only elitest narcissistic richies and has-been’s, waxing on and on, about whatever their bug of the moment, will somehow “change the world”. That and mingling with grovelers, whom be kissing their feet, all the while pocketing those heavy conference fees. And don’t be so smug, you’d be praising them to high heaven had someone sent you an invite and ticket. ;)

  37. And TED’s just buncha self-appointed invite-only elitest narcissistic richies and has-been’s, waxing on and on, about whatever their bug of the moment, will somehow “change the world”. That and mingling with grovelers, whom be kissing their feet, all the while pocketing those heavy conference fees. And don’t be so smug, you’d be praising them to high heaven had someone sent you an invite and ticket. ;)

  38. And TED’s just buncha self-appointed invite-only elitest narcissistic richies and has-been’s, waxing on and on, about whatever their bug of the moment, will somehow “change the world”. That and mingling with grovelers, whom be kissing their feet, all the while pocketing those heavy conference fees. And don’t be so smug, you’d be praising them to high heaven had someone sent you an invite and ticket. ;)