weird, weird: At the Cebit, there was hardly anything about web2.0, social software, or anything related. bits and pieces of online collaboration stuff here and there, but strictly office, please. no weblog providers, no flickr, no writely.com. Nada, nothing. Maybe the whole 2.0 companies are too small, or too young. Bit of both, i guess. So is all the hype in vain? hardly – in this case i’d say the cebit just lags behind a little.
some more cebit-stuff (in german) on metablocker.
A quote from The Castle I just stumbled upon again. The Castle is one of those movies you just gotta watch to really get a feeling for Australia. People often ask me stuff (the most random stuff indeed) about Australia, and I’ve always found it hard to really come up with a useful description without just re-inforcing stereotypes all the time. (I mean, come on, how do you describe a country??) Anyway, the best way to understand AUS is, and that I swear, to watch The Castle and to read Bill Bryson’s Down Under. (In Germany it’s sold as Frühstück mit Kängurus.) Especially Bill Bryson’s book is simply awesome. Don’t even think about missing out on that one. You’ll love Australia afterwards, and Bryson too. (And also, it’s a great way to get introduced – very carefully – to the idea of Australia’s Big Things.)
The Web 2.0 scene thrives because of our curiosity and our exhibitionism. Most of us would be downright excited to see our photo appear in a mashup.
Fair enough: The whole mash-u & remixing culture can create quite a few tensions when copyrights are touched…