Journal: News & Comment

Friday, June 30, 2006
# 10:00:00 AM:

Live notes: Gnomedex opening remarks

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Live notes from opening remarks at in Seattle...

  • Chris Pirillo had a funny in-flight instructional safety video.
  • Dave winer read the official proclamation from Christine Gregoire, Governor of Washington, declaring June 30-July 1, 2006 as official "RSS Days."
  • An experiment with determining whether TechMeme has been hacked as Chris claims.
  • Idea for a new OPML icon related to the feed icon.
  • A blog-lampooning daily comic at
  • And Chris's parents and Ponzi's father are here and handling microphones, as well as enforcing time limits: "You don't wanna cross my mom."
  • Additional T-shirts are for sale, everything will be blogged and photographed.
  • PowerPoint sucks, so Chris just used his blog.
  • Live stream at
  • Everything gets invited to everything, please maximize your time, talk to old friends, meet new friends.
  • This is a "smaller" event with big people—everyone who's here. The energy we generate is something you can't describe.
  • Terry Heaton: it's a snowflake pushed downhill. How will we keep it rolling?
  • Christine is one of only three people (including Chris and Jake Luddington) who've been at every Gnomedex.
  • Remember the real users: who is your audience, whom are you trying to reach?


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