It’s weird how worlds intersect. Here is some lobbycon dialog:
“I don’t know, but if you plot the points, there aren’t many intersections. I’ve noticed it on my Facebook: The Open Source world has different geeks, and then the Web 2.0 world is mixed up. Priorities are f’d—people like X, who are big in the Web 2.0 world, nobody knows here.”
“Web 2.0 is…not even geeks really.”
“If it were, every party would be like the Ars Technica/Gizmodo WWDC party.”
We’re talking about someone who worked on some open source software used in Web 2.0.
“Yeah, makes sense. He was really talented when he was younger. But then he got into [some hyped Web 2.0 thing redacted]. Bridge too far. He’s one of those people who got sucked into the bubble, never to escape.”
“There is a black hole of Web 2.0 situated somewhere near South Park. I think it’s under the swingset. Get too close to there, you start to think you’re relevant.”
“You should twitter that…or blog it.”
If you’re in Portland for OSCON, then come see my talk tomorrow (Wednesday) morning!
It’ll be fun!
If you are an ogre. 😉