stil at stilgherrian.com
Thu May 7 06:54:33 EST 2009
On 06/05/2009, at 7:23 PM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Hey Stil, do you know that you are quoted in a Microsoft sponsored
> ad? :)
I did know, yes. :)
Microsoft is sponsoring Crikey to do a series of videos about Teh
Future™, which are being called "Crikey Conversations".
The first was me interviewing futurist Mark Pesce, "Imagining the
Internet in 2020", although we really rambled off into social themes
rather than technical in a half-hour chat.
I notice that the second in the series was posted yesterday.
"Technology in Education" is a chat with David Loader, who at
Melbourne’s Methodist Ladies College in the 1980s introduced his
students to laptop computers. A world first, it says here -- though I
haven't watched it yet.
I was paid to conduct the interview, should anyone be wondering. I
charged Crikey my standard "doing media stuff" rate. However Microsoft
had precisely zero input into the content.
> Be that as it may and although our first Pia/Kate event is certainly
> exciting, (and it's *great* to know that George/ANU/Link are helping
> important Aussie first) life does go on. That's a long way of saying
> it seems worthwhile to perhaps remind people that there is another
> effort which may indeed be of interest, and worthy of support ..
> Crikey .. now with extra source
Yes, the new Crikey website was deployed across the weekend. It's now
in WordPress with a bunch of material from other sources as well as
Crikey's original content. I'm assuming commenting is easier, too, but
I haven't had a chance to explore yet.
Besides, I can't really pimp Crikey. That would be a terrible,
terrible conflict of interest. ;)
Linking isn't pimping, right?
> SQUATTER WEEKLY EDITION : 06 May 2009
So you're not actually supporting Crikey by, like, *paying* for it,
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