September 6, 2007
I really enjoyed ALT-C this year, however as I was leaving the conference I found that my car had been broken into, my work laptop had been stolen, as well as a digital SLR camera and my funky bluetooth printer which had gone down so well in my workshop.
The thieves had done their best and as a result my passenger door was so damaged that I couldn’t secure the car and had to drive all the way home. I was suppose to be only going as far as Birmingham for a JISC Collections workshop tomorrow.
I am insured, but with excesses I am going to be somewhat out of pocket as a result. I have also paid for a hotel room I can’t use and couldn’t cancel.
I am trying to not to let this get me down, it is more annoying more than anything else.
Great conference, for me though it ended on somewhat a sour note.
September 6, 2007
It seems I am not the only one who was entertained by David Bryson’s piece on A blog about bloggers blogging others also enjoyed it, including Steve and Haydn.
I was caught on camera, and yes I was blogging (and eating at the same time).
I did also talk to the person sitting next to me…
One thing that I have found blogging about stuff at ALT-C is how it can be used to create and stimulate verbal communication. I doubt I would have spoken to Steve Wheeler if he hadn’t blogged about a session we both attended and on his blog he mentioned my blog.
Other delegates have come up to me and mentiond my blog. Others have mentioned the photographs I have uploaded to Flickr.
Yes everyone focusing on their computers can be seen to be rude (here I am typing this during a session), but I know I have talked and discussed more during this conference as a result of blogging then I have at previous ALT conferences.
I reflected during the refreshment break this morning that though there were some people using laptops, many, many more were talking.
Personally I think blogging has improved the verbal discussion not replaced it.