“He sure likes to eat”

I’m in JFK waiting for my plane, but yesterday I spent the day with PodTech star Loren Feldman, who filmed me everytime I was eating something for some reason (among other things New York). Loren cracks me up and the camera he uses? A low cost Casio model that he carries in his pocket.

Along the lines of in-everyone’s-hands media is the Personal Democracy Forum that I just spoke at. I don’t know who has the best posts, there are so many over on Technorati. The official blog is here. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, spoke this morning and there are a ton of great political bloggers here. I met one guy who works for the Barack Obama campaign and he told me about how a group of students at George Mason University used Facebook (link goes to Washington Post report) to organize a rally that attracted more than 3,000 people.

I’m tired, though, and looking forward to being home with Maryam and Patrick this weekend. See ya tomorrow morning at Maker Faire where we’ll shoot a photowalking and you can take pictures of me eating again.

UPDATE: I agree with what Dave Winer wrote today about the Democracy Forum. It would have benefitted a lot by getting the audience much more involved. Do 1/4 less sessions and give us time to ask questions. The panel I was on benefitted a lot by the audience getting involved, I thought.

25 thoughts on ““He sure likes to eat”

  1. My thoughts on PDF here and here.

    Good to see you briefly on Friday — but as Digidave says, wish you had been at the unconference. For that matter, wish more than a small handful of Friday’s panelists and presenters had been at the uncon…

  2. My thoughts on PDF here and here.

    Good to see you briefly on Friday — but as Digidave says, wish you had been at the unconference. For that matter, wish more than a small handful of Friday’s panelists and presenters had been at the uncon…

  3. The second day of Personal Democracy Forum was an unconfernece. Wish you had been there.

    You were hillarious in your panel by the way.

  4. The second day of Personal Democracy Forum was an unconfernece. Wish you had been there.

    You were hillarious in your panel by the way.

  5. “A low cost Casio model that he carries in his pocket.”

    The camera snob attitude on the net gets so old. You know it isn’t all about a mega lens and SLR. But that is right most of the “elite” picture takers of the world just think point and shoot is crap. Interesting though how that Casio brand your disrespecting seems to rate highly when reviewed by various websites and photographers without the superiority complex. Yes us older people think wrist watch when the name Casio comes up. But their little point and shoots get the job done nicely in most cases. The point being if many online had their way the people with regular cameras would never get to take a photo – let alone try and share it with the world.

  6. “A low cost Casio model that he carries in his pocket.”

    The camera snob attitude on the net gets so old. You know it isn’t all about a mega lens and SLR. But that is right most of the “elite” picture takers of the world just think point and shoot is crap. Interesting though how that Casio brand your disrespecting seems to rate highly when reviewed by various websites and photographers without the superiority complex. Yes us older people think wrist watch when the name Casio comes up. But their little point and shoots get the job done nicely in most cases. The point being if many online had their way the people with regular cameras would never get to take a photo – let alone try and share it with the world.

  7. I agree to some extent about the lack of participation from the audience and the too-packed program at PDF2007, but then again, today they’re hosting an Unconference that’s nothing BUT participation – and there was a session yesterday afternoon that was all people sitting round tables talking.

    I’m off to the Unconference now and interested to see how it works out, and what kinds of people show up.

  8. I agree to some extent about the lack of participation from the audience and the too-packed program at PDF2007, but then again, today they’re hosting an Unconference that’s nothing BUT participation – and there was a session yesterday afternoon that was all people sitting round tables talking.

    I’m off to the Unconference now and interested to see how it works out, and what kinds of people show up.

  9. You should have hung with me I would have showed you New York City.

    After I left you at the Hilton I went walking and weaving from the raindrops all the way down to Google. In no other city on earth do you meet, speak, joke, laugh, push, shout and interact with people as you do on the sidewalks of New York.

    At Google, I dried off, was fed real New York food; crabcakes and grabed a few beers. I ran into an old friend of ours and noticed he had a Google badge, had you been there you would have blogged it.

  10. You should have hung with me I would have showed you New York City.

    After I left you at the Hilton I went walking and weaving from the raindrops all the way down to Google. In no other city on earth do you meet, speak, joke, laugh, push, shout and interact with people as you do on the sidewalks of New York.

    At Google, I dried off, was fed real New York food; crabcakes and grabed a few beers. I ran into an old friend of ours and noticed he had a Google badge, had you been there you would have blogged it.

  11. No experts, no process development, no agenda, no real learning, just eternal jam sessions with people who like to hear themselves talk. Wow, where do I sign up for that?

    (note sarcasm)

  12. No experts, no process development, no agenda, no real learning, just eternal jam sessions with people who like to hear themselves talk. Wow, where do I sign up for that?

    (note sarcasm)

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