It certainly is connection season down here as Fang aka LearnDog (who started this whole thing by swingin’ over from Adelaide) says.
Had a cracking time on Tuesday talking with ‘im and Cam which then extended to an excellent dinner also organised by Cam in St Kilda where met some very interesting people, especially Phil Mcclusky of Ning (how cool is tit that there’s a Ning dev in Melbourne!) and Ben Barren, from whom I quote:
“REALLY SIMPLY STEALING. THE WEB 2.0 BLOG BRAWL IS ON. 1.0 VS 2.0. EAST COAST VS WEST COAST. TECH CRUNCH VS UNION SQUARE. JOKING. TONY MONTANA. SOME SEE 2.O AS DEVIL INCARNATE OR POST DOT-COM DOT.BOMB SNARK. THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON THOUGH. ASK WINER, PINCUS + RUPERT. GOOD + BAD IDEAS ARE GETTING FUNDED/BOUGHT. RABBLE SAY BLOGGING ON YOUR PC IS SO 12 MONTHS AGO. BUT THEY’VE SAID IT FOR 6 MONTHS. HI YOU ;)”
Followed this with a whole day seminar at Waurn Ponds on Playful Pedagogies (and podcasting) and yesterday was at e-works talking with Ulises, Anne and others about tensions in the convergence of pedagogy and technology.
An next week it’s ODLAA where I’ll be ‘breaking down boundaries’ like you wouldn’t know. Blimey.