ConCon and the IMP

What a week.

First off I went to ConConUk. Which was held in a tiny room, in a tiny pub, and vastly over subscribed. Managed to get AND keep a seat. Interesting pres’ were: Digital Democracy and Glancing.

Did a freelance job till the small hours

Some fellow BBCi’ers were talking at AIGA. It was quite alot to get in, firstly the history of the homepage, then talks about User Centered Design from Colfelt. Then a history of Radio Player, and what will follow it, IMP, Here’s what someone said post presentation and the subsequent Slashdot rant.

Personally I thought most people didn’t get it. As soon as Sara said DRM their eyes and ears closed. The room (at both these talks) was very alpha geek, very London and very ‘in the know’. THe first question from the room was along the lines of “.. I can hack the DRM in half an hour”. Whoopie doo. the content’ll be old news by then. THAT’S the point. Who’s gonna bother limewiring for month old Enders or Watchdog? You’re average punter gets told day after day that downloading content from the net is bad, this, even if it’s just a trial, lets regular users know that they’re not getting pr0n off a virus by downloading and sharing the cast of Albert Sq. How many times have you come into work and talked about last nights telly? Now you’ll be able to watch it in your lunch hour.

I’m bloggin’ this from coach F on the 18:55 virgin train service to Oop Norf

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