Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Web 2.0 Expo 2007

There's an interesting conference/expo coming up: Web 2.0 Expo 2007 (April 15-18, 2007, San Francisco, California). I was planning on going there, but I can't make it. I'll just have to wait for the podcasts and slides to be published.

This situation led to the following thought: my experience is that you have to be at a conference or meeting to really get the central thoughts, the feeling the people are trying to get across. Nothing can substitute human interaction. But in this era of podcasts ((live) video and audio), broadcasting via the web, it does give you the opportunity to rethink whether you really should go to the conference (all the way in the USA...), because you can (practically) relive the conference via the internet. Does this lead to less conference visitors? I hope not.

Samuel

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