Weather in Cambridge Sucks

At lunch a couple weeks ago Dave Winer invited me to join a panel at Harvard Law School’s Internet & Politics conference. Very generous of him – especially since they paid for travel and lodging.

The session was titled “Blogging and Local Politics”. The discussion went off today pretty well — you can listen to it on the internet and politics podcast and for the non-iPodders among you silbo live-blogged the local blogging talk).

But at the end of the day I just don’t think I’m a conference person. Maybe I’m too tired this weekend, or too cranky, but sitting in these sessions – and leading one – well, it’s just not something I feel like doing. It’s funny; I like discussion, debate, engagement. But conference life just seems draining and pointless.

On the other hand, I’ve met a bunch of excellent people, discovered some new sites, educated myself on new issues, gotten involved with very interesting projects, and saw old friends. So maybe conferences aren’t so pointless after all, and I’m just having a case of the sleepy-grouchies.

One Response to “Weather in Cambridge Sucks”

  1. The Blogatron 2000 Says:

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