Visit NYC & Washington D.C. with us

Tonight my 14-year-old son, Rocky (my producer), and I leave SFO to start what is bound to be one of the most interesting weeks in our lives. One thing we’re going to try to do is bring you along whenever possible. Before I get to that, though, I can’t say thank you enough to Andrew Feinberg of Capitol Valley.net and Washington Internet Daily enough for getting us into see some really interesting people. He, and his team, have been doing all sorts of work with us for months to make this trip happen and he’s been doing it for free without any expectation of anything in return. Unbelieveable guy and team and all of us at FastCompany greatly appreciate his partnership.

Here’s where to follow me:

1. On my Qik channel. I’ll do frequent live Qik videos. I’ll try to Twitter when interesting ones are about to start.
2. On my Twitter feed. I frequently Twitter from the road about what we’re doing and experiencing, plus I can answer your questions there.
3. On my FriendFeed. Even better place to talk with me. My Twitters, photos, and other things, show up on FriendFeed within minutes of me doing them and this is the best place to talk with me. I probably spend 80% of my time there, so watch this to see the best stuff.
4. Another important feed to watch is my “Likes” feed on FriendFeed. This is totally different than #3 and is YOUR stuff that I’ve “Liked.” If you want to see if there’s some value to FriendFeed this is a good place to lurk and it’s where I track the top news items.
5. On my Flickr feed I’ll post photos. My Nokia phones can get photos up within seconds of me taking them.
6. I’ll be participating in the chat room on my Kyte.tv channel — the chat room there is better because it stays up permanently and I can participate in it via text, audio, or video.
7. Rocky Barbanica, my producer, has a Twitter feed too, and so does Andrew Feinberg.

I probably won’t write many blogs here until I get back. We’re just way too busy. Check out our schedule.

TODAY: A BBQ with my dad and brother and our family. We take the red-eye to New York tonight at about 10 p.m.
SUNDAY: A free day in NYC. The Personal Democracy Forum is throwing a dinner in the evening, which we’ll attend.
MONDAY: We’re attending the Personal Democracy Forum and I’m on a panel where we’ll be talking about the Live Web (of which you are getting a great demo of above). The panel is at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. I’m sure we’ll Twitter and Qik and Kyte that a bit. After the panel we’ll take the train to Washington DC.
TUESDAY: Most of these interviews will be 15 minutes and we’ll be literally running from one interview to the next. I am not sure which ones I’ll be able to Qik, but we’ll try to Qik at least some of them:

WEDNESDAY:

THURSDAY:

  • Still being planned out. Possible tour of White House. Also will probably play tourist and see the Newseum and other museums. Jim Long, NBC Camera person at the White house, and famous Twitterer, is working on something, but hasn’t been firmed up yet.

Whew!

Anyway, please come along and we’ll try to get you to participate. If you have any specific questions for any of these people, please leave them here and we’ll read them during our interviews.

Comments

  1. If you have time check out the Spy Museum or Air and Space (The really big stuff is at Dulles Air Port part though). Great for 14 year old boy or anyone that wants to act like one.

  2. If you have time check out the Spy Museum or Air and Space (The really big stuff is at Dulles Air Port part though). Great for 14 year old boy or anyone that wants to act like one.

  3. Yes, the Air and Space Museum. But Washington is all awesome. I would say I was envious, but then Winer would say I was competitive, so I guess I will just wish you well, and tell you to have a wonderful time there. And if you have never met Jim Long before, you will love him! I will be watching. And for Patrick, this is far better than going to school. I took all my kids and foster kids to Washington, each separately, so I could “home school” them about America.

  4. Yes, the Air and Space Museum. But Washington is all awesome. I would say I was envious, but then Winer would say I was competitive, so I guess I will just wish you well, and tell you to have a wonderful time there. And if you have never met Jim Long before, you will love him! I will be watching. And for Patrick, this is far better than going to school. I took all my kids and foster kids to Washington, each separately, so I could “home school” them about America.

  5. Yes, the Air and Space Museum. But Washington is all awesome. I would say I was envious, but then Winer would say I was competitive, so I guess I will just wish you well, and tell you to have a wonderful time there. And if you have never met Jim Long before, you will love him! I will be watching. And for Patrick, this is far better than going to school. I took all my kids and foster kids to Washington, each separately, so I could “home school” them about America.

  6. Yes, the Air and Space Museum. But Washington is all awesome. I would say I was envious, but then Winer would say I was competitive, so I guess I will just wish you well, and tell you to have a wonderful time there. And if you have never met Jim Long before, you will love him! I will be watching. And for Patrick, this is far better than going to school. I took all my kids and foster kids to Washington, each separately, so I could “home school” them about America.

  7. The Udvar-Hazy center is very interesting since it’s just a hangar with a lot of aircraft in it. I’d say I’d prefer it over the Air and Space in downtown D.C.

  8. The Udvar-Hazy center is very interesting since it’s just a hangar with a lot of aircraft in it. I’d say I’d prefer it over the Air and Space in downtown D.C.

  9. The Udvar-Hazy center is very interesting since it’s just a hangar with a lot of aircraft in it. I’d say I’d prefer it over the Air and Space in downtown D.C.

  10. Coburn, Pelosi, Markey… Kudos on getting some great interviews.

    Press them all on when “Google for earmarks” is going to go live! :)

    Re: things to see, I second what Brian suggested, you should definitely check out the “companion facility” to the Air and Space out at Dulles.

  11. Coburn, Pelosi, Markey… Kudos on getting some great interviews.

    Press them all on when “Google for earmarks” is going to go live! :)

    Re: things to see, I second what Brian suggested, you should definitely check out the “companion facility” to the Air and Space out at Dulles.

  12. Robert, will I be able to meet you somewhere in Manhattan sometime tomorrow (Sunday)? I might have to go in for other business anyway, so it would be cool if we could meet up. (You can let me know by DM’ing me on Twitter; my username is the former portion of my email address used on this comment.)

  13. Robert, will I be able to meet you somewhere in Manhattan sometime tomorrow (Sunday)? I might have to go in for other business anyway, so it would be cool if we could meet up. (You can let me know by DM’ing me on Twitter; my username is the former portion of my email address used on this comment.)

  14. Ouch, sure hope Stearns and Coburn hang on, post-Scoble Curse. But for Pelosi and the rest of the stubborn Donkeys it be good good news.

    Personal Democracy Forum? It be a Republic, kiddos, nothing personal or democratic about it. Just a odd smattering of the usual commie leftists worshipping the blogs. Gag.

    Stop the stupid twittering and get the price of gas down to a buck or less, like now, bring back ole’ supply and demand. As Redmond to photocopiers, so Washington to drills.

  15. Ouch, sure hope Stearns and Coburn hang on, post-Scoble Curse. But for Pelosi and the rest of the stubborn Donkeys it be good good news.

    Personal Democracy Forum? It be a Republic, kiddos, nothing personal or democratic about it. Just a odd smattering of the usual commie leftists worshipping the blogs. Gag.

    Stop the stupid twittering and get the price of gas down to a buck or less, like now, bring back ole’ supply and demand. As Redmond to photocopiers, so Washington to drills.

  16. Ouch, sure hope Stearns and Coburn hang on, post-Scoble Curse. But for Pelosi and the rest of the stubborn Donkeys it be good good news.

    Personal Democracy Forum? It be a Republic, kiddos, nothing personal or democratic about it. Just a odd smattering of the usual commie leftists worshipping the blogs. Gag.

    Stop the stupid twittering and get the price of gas down to a buck or less, like now, bring back ole’ supply and demand. As Redmond to photocopiers, so Washington to drills.

  17. Even though we didn’t make any productive accomplishments, it was great walking around Times Square with you, Rocky and Patrick. Enjoy the speaking tomorrow, and the flight to DC.

  18. Even though we didn’t make any productive accomplishments, it was great walking around Times Square with you, Rocky and Patrick. Enjoy the speaking tomorrow, and the flight to DC.

  19. Looks like we’ll just miss each other. I’m taking my first DC trip but won’t get there until Friday afternoon. I’ll have to watch your show for tips! ;-)

  20. Looks like we’ll just miss each other. I’m taking my first DC trip but won’t get there until Friday afternoon. I’ll have to watch your show for tips! ;-)

  21. Awesome! I am super excited and will avidly follow your trip….this is a fine example of web 2.0 in the making.

  22. Awesome! I am super excited and will avidly follow your trip….this is a fine example of web 2.0 in the making.

  23. I’m not what you think you are going to accomplish, other than to be able to say you have videos of these folks. Only one name of any consequence: Stretch Pelosi.

    Not sure how any of these people have ANY interest in your “cause”
    Lesseee:

    Colburn: serves on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, and Health, Education and Labor committees. Has neither voted on, nor introduced any technology related legislation. But hey, I guess your fans in OK will appreciate it.

    Miller: again, no work on technology. Introduced legislation to ensure my money continues to pay for some else’s college education. Votes party line 97% of time. You two should get along swimmingly.

    Stretch Pelosi: in favor of “affordable broadband for all americans” Not sure what that means other than strong arming communications companies to build infrastructure where they will never recover their costs, let along make a profit.

    Ryan: appears to be on a gas price campaign. But reading his web site, it’s obvious he hasn’t the first clue about how the oil market works. You’ll likely be talking over his head, which is quite hard to believe when you think about it.

    Colburn – obviously elected to bring home the pork for NASA. Hey! you could show him the WorldWide Telescope and shed a tear together!

    Stearns: This guy obviously is technology ignorant. Worst…Congressional…Website….Ever!. But he apparently has an energy plan to save us all.

    Markey – another idiot when it comes to science. Buys the Global Warming scam lock, stock, and barrel. He will likely be your most relevant interview. Buys into net neutrality,

    Why did note the party affiliation of the FCC Commissioner? It’s a NON-PARTISAN office. What party the commissioner belongs to has no relevance on the duties of the commissioner. So, what purpose does it serve?

  24. I’m not what you think you are going to accomplish, other than to be able to say you have videos of these folks. Only one name of any consequence: Stretch Pelosi.

    Not sure how any of these people have ANY interest in your “cause”
    Lesseee:

    Colburn: serves on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, and Health, Education and Labor committees. Has neither voted on, nor introduced any technology related legislation. But hey, I guess your fans in OK will appreciate it.

    Miller: again, no work on technology. Introduced legislation to ensure my money continues to pay for some else’s college education. Votes party line 97% of time. You two should get along swimmingly.

    Stretch Pelosi: in favor of “affordable broadband for all americans” Not sure what that means other than strong arming communications companies to build infrastructure where they will never recover their costs, let along make a profit.

    Ryan: appears to be on a gas price campaign. But reading his web site, it’s obvious he hasn’t the first clue about how the oil market works. You’ll likely be talking over his head, which is quite hard to believe when you think about it.

    Colburn – obviously elected to bring home the pork for NASA. Hey! you could show him the WorldWide Telescope and shed a tear together!

    Stearns: This guy obviously is technology ignorant. Worst…Congressional…Website….Ever!. But he apparently has an energy plan to save us all.

    Markey – another idiot when it comes to science. Buys the Global Warming scam lock, stock, and barrel. He will likely be your most relevant interview. Buys into net neutrality,

    Why did note the party affiliation of the FCC Commissioner? It’s a NON-PARTISAN office. What party the commissioner belongs to has no relevance on the duties of the commissioner. So, what purpose does it serve?

  25. I’m not what you think you are going to accomplish, other than to be able to say you have videos of these folks. Only one name of any consequence: Stretch Pelosi.

    Not sure how any of these people have ANY interest in your “cause”
    Lesseee:

    Colburn: serves on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, and Health, Education and Labor committees. Has neither voted on, nor introduced any technology related legislation. But hey, I guess your fans in OK will appreciate it.

    Miller: again, no work on technology. Introduced legislation to ensure my money continues to pay for some else’s college education. Votes party line 97% of time. You two should get along swimmingly.

    Stretch Pelosi: in favor of “affordable broadband for all americans” Not sure what that means other than strong arming communications companies to build infrastructure where they will never recover their costs, let along make a profit.

    Ryan: appears to be on a gas price campaign. But reading his web site, it’s obvious he hasn’t the first clue about how the oil market works. You’ll likely be talking over his head, which is quite hard to believe when you think about it.

    Colburn – obviously elected to bring home the pork for NASA. Hey! you could show him the WorldWide Telescope and shed a tear together!

    Stearns: This guy obviously is technology ignorant. Worst…Congressional…Website….Ever!. But he apparently has an energy plan to save us all.

    Markey – another idiot when it comes to science. Buys the Global Warming scam lock, stock, and barrel. He will likely be your most relevant interview. Buys into net neutrality,

    Why did note the party affiliation of the FCC Commissioner? It’s a NON-PARTISAN office. What party the commissioner belongs to has no relevance on the duties of the commissioner. So, what purpose does it serve?

  26. I’m not what you think you are going to accomplish, other than to be able to say you have videos of these folks. Only one name of any consequence: Stretch Pelosi.

    Not sure how any of these people have ANY interest in your “cause”
    Lesseee:

    Colburn: serves on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, and Health, Education and Labor committees. Has neither voted on, nor introduced any technology related legislation. But hey, I guess your fans in OK will appreciate it.

    Miller: again, no work on technology. Introduced legislation to ensure my money continues to pay for some else’s college education. Votes party line 97% of time. You two should get along swimmingly.

    Stretch Pelosi: in favor of “affordable broadband for all americans” Not sure what that means other than strong arming communications companies to build infrastructure where they will never recover their costs, let along make a profit.

    Ryan: appears to be on a gas price campaign. But reading his web site, it’s obvious he hasn’t the first clue about how the oil market works. You’ll likely be talking over his head, which is quite hard to believe when you think about it.

    Colburn – obviously elected to bring home the pork for NASA. Hey! you could show him the WorldWide Telescope and shed a tear together!

    Stearns: This guy obviously is technology ignorant. Worst…Congressional…Website….Ever!. But he apparently has an energy plan to save us all.

    Markey – another idiot when it comes to science. Buys the Global Warming scam lock, stock, and barrel. He will likely be your most relevant interview. Buys into net neutrality,

    Why did note the party affiliation of the FCC Commissioner? It’s a NON-PARTISAN office. What party the commissioner belongs to has no relevance on the duties of the commissioner. So, what purpose does it serve?

  27. Unless you get a Secret Service / White House staff tour, skip the public tour of the White House. It’s quite dull and kind of a let down.

    Air and Space is great fun. At the very least you can touch the moon rock that is available for the public to touch.

  28. Unless you get a Secret Service / White House staff tour, skip the public tour of the White House. It’s quite dull and kind of a let down.

    Air and Space is great fun. At the very least you can touch the moon rock that is available for the public to touch.

  29. Unless you get a Secret Service / White House staff tour, skip the public tour of the White House. It’s quite dull and kind of a let down.

    Air and Space is great fun. At the very least you can touch the moon rock that is available for the public to touch.

  30. Unless you get a Secret Service / White House staff tour, skip the public tour of the White House. It’s quite dull and kind of a let down.

    Air and Space is great fun. At the very least you can touch the moon rock that is available for the public to touch.

  31. p.s. Couple of hints for your train:

    * Sit on the left hand (aka ‘drivers side’) of the train from NY to Washington. More to see out that side (Philly boat houses, the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore skyline).

    * When they announce the track at Penn station, everyone rushes to the escalator in a mess. If you go down the stairs under the ‘big board’ you’ll find a second set of stairs for each track. You can skip past a bunch of people going down these stairs if you are in a hurry to get a seat.

  32. p.s. Couple of hints for your train:

    * Sit on the left hand (aka ‘drivers side’) of the train from NY to Washington. More to see out that side (Philly boat houses, the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore skyline).

    * When they announce the track at Penn station, everyone rushes to the escalator in a mess. If you go down the stairs under the ‘big board’ you’ll find a second set of stairs for each track. You can skip past a bunch of people going down these stairs if you are in a hurry to get a seat.

  33. Any guesses as to how many times Robert will be told by a junior staff member that the Senator or Representative is really sorry but can make the interview as planned….

  34. Any guesses as to how many times Robert will be told by a junior staff member that the Senator or Representative is really sorry but can make the interview as planned….

  35. Any guesses as to how many times Robert will be told by a junior staff member that the Senator or Representative is really sorry but can make the interview as planned….

  36. Any guesses as to how many times Robert will be told by a junior staff member that the Senator or Representative is really sorry but can make the interview as planned….

  37. [...] Robert Scoble is in attendence at the Personal Democracy Forum today, and it’s interesting to see the conjunction of politics and Web 2.0 once again in a high profile way that hasn’t been done since I attended the Politics Online conference earlier this year. Interesting quotes continue to come out of the event, but the most interesting, thought provoking and conversation-inducing one so far is the one that makes up this post’s title. [...]

  38. Hey, Jerry, you might investigate Coburn’s State of Oklahoma. We’re a major telecommunications hub for SBC/AT&T, Level 3 has MAJOR infrastructure here, Google just parked one of their major datacenters here.

    Tell Scoble Coburn doesn’t grok technology AFTER he discusses the matter.

    And, as an Oklahoman who voted for Coburn as both a representative AND a senator… he’s NOT there as a NASA porker. The man is incredibly void of any and all corruption. Wish he could be tapped for Obama’s running mate. Talk about an across the aisle tour de force!

  39. Hey, Jerry, you might investigate Coburn’s State of Oklahoma. We’re a major telecommunications hub for SBC/AT&T, Level 3 has MAJOR infrastructure here, Google just parked one of their major datacenters here.

    Tell Scoble Coburn doesn’t grok technology AFTER he discusses the matter.

    And, as an Oklahoman who voted for Coburn as both a representative AND a senator… he’s NOT there as a NASA porker. The man is incredibly void of any and all corruption. Wish he could be tapped for Obama’s running mate. Talk about an across the aisle tour de force!

  40. [...] Robert Scoble is in attendence at the Personal Democracy Forum today, and it’s interesting to see the conjunction of politics and Web 2.0 once again in a high profile way that hasn’t been done since I attended the Politics Online conference earlier this year. Interesting quotes continue to come out of the event, but the most interesting, thought provoking and conversation-inducing one so far is the one that makes up this post’s title. [...]

  41. Gerald, my bad. I meant Culbertson re:NASA.

    As for the technology OK, hey how ’bout that. What did Colburn do make that happen. Seems more like a state issue. I’m just going on Colburns web site. Heck, for all we know everything you list may be news to him

  42. Gerald, my bad. I meant Culbertson re:NASA.

    As for the technology OK, hey how ’bout that. What did Colburn do make that happen. Seems more like a state issue. I’m just going on Colburns web site. Heck, for all we know everything you list may be news to him

  43. Gerald, my bad. I meant Culbertson re:NASA.

    As for the technology OK, hey how ’bout that. What did Colburn do make that happen. Seems more like a state issue. I’m just going on Colburns web site. Heck, for all we know everything you list may be news to him

  44. Gerald, my bad. I meant Culbertson re:NASA.

    As for the technology OK, hey how ’bout that. What did Colburn do make that happen. Seems more like a state issue. I’m just going on Colburns web site. Heck, for all we know everything you list may be news to him

  45. haha i was just there
    patrick said he was going soon, but now I know an exact date
    thanks mr.scoble

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  46. haha i was just there
    patrick said he was going soon, but now I know an exact date
    thanks mr.scoble

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  47. haha i was just there
    patrick said he was going soon, but now I know an exact date
    thanks mr.scoble

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  48. haha i was just there
    patrick said he was going soon, but now I know an exact date
    thanks mr.scoble

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  49. haha i was just there
    patrick said he was going soon, but now I know an exact date
    thanks mr.scoble

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  50. haha i was just there
    patrick said he was going soon, but now I know an exact date
    thanks mr.scoble

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  51. You should have rented RFK stadium for this, no baseball night games this week, and you could have easily filled the place, drawing people from as far away as Baltimore and Charleston.

    Hardly a small, local, block party scenario, though. Hmm, theres a thought, get a large venue and partition it down to small block party scenario’s, convention center or whatever. Like three dozen block parties going on at once. Breezy circulation across partitions.

    Looking forward to it!

  52. You should have rented RFK stadium for this, no baseball night games this week, and you could have easily filled the place, drawing people from as far away as Baltimore and Charleston.

    Hardly a small, local, block party scenario, though. Hmm, theres a thought, get a large venue and partition it down to small block party scenario’s, convention center or whatever. Like three dozen block parties going on at once. Breezy circulation across partitions.

    Looking forward to it!

  53. You should have rented RFK stadium for this, no baseball night games this week, and you could have easily filled the place, drawing people from as far away as Baltimore and Charleston.

    Hardly a small, local, block party scenario, though. Hmm, theres a thought, get a large venue and partition it down to small block party scenario’s, convention center or whatever. Like three dozen block parties going on at once. Breezy circulation across partitions.

    Looking forward to it!

  54. “The man is incredibly void of any and all corruption. Wish he could be tapped for Obama’s running mate. Talk about an across the aisle tour de force!

    So as to off-set Obamessia’s shady past and questionable decisions?

  55. “The man is incredibly void of any and all corruption. Wish he could be tapped for Obama’s running mate. Talk about an across the aisle tour de force!

    So as to off-set Obamessia’s shady past and questionable decisions?

  56. “The man is incredibly void of any and all corruption. Wish he could be tapped for Obama’s running mate. Talk about an across the aisle tour de force!

    So as to off-set Obamessia’s shady past and questionable decisions?

  57. “The man is incredibly void of any and all corruption. Wish he could be tapped for Obama’s running mate. Talk about an across the aisle tour de force!

    So as to off-set Obamessia’s shady past and questionable decisions?

  58. Well friend, I’m curious as to why you are spamming pyramid scams on blogs and forums I visit. So whoever you are just cut it out. I’m not sure what any of my friends are trying to accomplish here. Oh yes and thanks for getting me banned from Macrumors too you really have helped yourself haven’t you?

  59. Well friend, I’m curious as to why you are spamming pyramid scams on blogs and forums I visit. So whoever you are just cut it out. I’m not sure what any of my friends are trying to accomplish here. Oh yes and thanks for getting me banned from Macrumors too you really have helped yourself haven’t you?

  60. Well friend, I’m curious as to why you are spamming pyramid scams on blogs and forums I visit. So whoever you are just cut it out. I’m not sure what any of my friends are trying to accomplish here. Oh yes and thanks for getting me banned from Macrumors too you really have helped yourself haven’t you?

  61. Well friend, I’m curious as to why you are spamming pyramid scams on blogs and forums I visit. So whoever you are just cut it out. I’m not sure what any of my friends are trying to accomplish here. Oh yes and thanks for getting me banned from Macrumors too you really have helped yourself haven’t you?

  62. Well friend, I’m curious as to why you are spamming pyramid scams on blogs and forums I visit. So whoever you are just cut it out. I’m not sure what any of my friends are trying to accomplish here. Oh yes and thanks for getting me banned from Macrumors too you really have helped yourself haven’t you?

  63. Well friend, I’m curious as to why you are spamming pyramid scams on blogs and forums I visit. So whoever you are just cut it out. I’m not sure what any of my friends are trying to accomplish here. Oh yes and thanks for getting me banned from Macrumors too you really have helped yourself haven’t you?

  64. To Jerry and pscoble.friend, ummm.

    Gee whiz, that anyone of blogging significance is willing and able to come to DC and sit down and just hang with people, some elected and some appointed, is probably a really good thing.

    I am glad to see it.

    I dont even care who, exactly, they are hanging with. Heck fire, Scoble could just sit in certain well known watering holes, and shoot the breeze with senate and house staffers, analysts, and maybe an elected official or two. And accomplish just as much, with maybe alot more real content.

    In any case, the cheap shots are widely seen as just that, cheap shots. Lets see you do better, ok? Until then please zip it.

    Thanks for sitting down and shutting the eff up, Jerry.

    Larry

  65. To Jerry and pscoble.friend, ummm.

    Gee whiz, that anyone of blogging significance is willing and able to come to DC and sit down and just hang with people, some elected and some appointed, is probably a really good thing.

    I am glad to see it.

    I dont even care who, exactly, they are hanging with. Heck fire, Scoble could just sit in certain well known watering holes, and shoot the breeze with senate and house staffers, analysts, and maybe an elected official or two. And accomplish just as much, with maybe alot more real content.

    In any case, the cheap shots are widely seen as just that, cheap shots. Lets see you do better, ok? Until then please zip it.

    Thanks for sitting down and shutting the eff up, Jerry.

    Larry

  66. [...] Robert Scoble is in attendence at the Personal Democracy Forum today, and it’s interesting to see the conjunction of politics and Web 2.0 once again in a high profile way that hasn’t been done since I attended the Politics Online conference earlier this year. Interesting quotes continue to come out of the event, but the most interesting, thought provoking and conversation-inducing one so far is the one that makes up this post’s title. [...]