[LINK] Crikey

Stilgherrian 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? :)
>
> http://ad.au.doubleclick.net/ad/newsletter.crikey.com.au/daily;newsltr=dai
> ly;pos=1;date=06052009;sz=300x250;ord=633640798006875000?

I did know, yes. :)

Microsoft is sponsoring Crikey to do a series of videos about Teh  
Future™, which are being called "Crikey Conversations".
http://www.crikey.com.au/columns/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.
http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/04/02/crikey-conversations-imagining-the-internet-in-2020/
or
http://is.gd/xiXj

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.
http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/05/06/crikey-conversations-technology-in-education/
or
http://is.gd/xiYg

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  
> most
> exciting, (and it's *great* to know that George/ANU/Link are helping  
> this
> important Aussie first) life does go on. That's a long way of saying  
> that
> it seems worthwhile to perhaps remind people that there is another  
> Aussie
> effort which may indeed be of interest, and worthy of support ..  
> "Crikey"
>
> “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. ;)

http://www.crikey.com.au

Linking isn't pimping, right?


> SQUATTER WEEKLY EDITION : 06 May 2009

So you're not actually supporting Crikey by, like, *paying* for it,  
Stephen? ;)

Stil


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