Two ways to make yourself look larger than life - me and my shadow, and Jeff on one of the big video monitors during his keynote on Tuesday. It's ok for Jeff to be larger than life here - it was his birthday!
Jeff doing his keynote, and one of his slides about how voice is really just an Internet application. Much of his keynote focused on how video is no different with IP, and that the same disruption we saw with voice is happening now with video.
Jeff gave several examples of how video and broadcasting are quickly becoming Net-centric. He's just gotten into Second Life, and here's a shot of avatars watching Jeff present in his virtual world call Pulveria. The really cool thing is that Jeff actually conversed with one of these avatars in real time during his preso, which all of us could see and hear. For those of you who need something more that what real life has to offer, this is a pretty neat way to put your imagination to work in a virtual world.
Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman of AOL probably gave the most dynamic presentation of the show, and really opened us up to some of the cool things that AOL is offering today, as they try to take Web 2.0 mainstream. While not quite the 10 Commandments, here are his 7 "web virtues" for success in this space. He's good!
Other stuff of note. First, Iotum's screen interface at the AIM PhoneLine booth. They are one of the developers being showcased by AIM at the show. Second photo - the VON youth brigade - a panel called "Next Generation Networking - Literally". Some of these guys aren't old enought to drink yet, but they sure know what works in the Web 2.0 world.
The blogger's panel - moderated by Alec Saunders, and joined by Jeff Pulver, Andy Abramson, Dan York, Martin Geddes, Brough Turner, and remotely via SightSpeed, Om Malik.
If there's a sacred cow in Boston, it's my Red Sox. What a cool idea. If you must see this for yourself, it's in the lobby of the Marriott in Copley Square. Love the hat and the shoes!
Time to move on to the party last night. Got some good photos - and lots of bad ones, plus a video clip down below. If you haven't seen the Herding Cats, you're missing the most fun band around, and they've become a staple at Jeff's parties.
Oh, and if you like this, and want to see more Herding Cats photos and video clips, you'll enjoy my post about their show at Globalcomm this summer.
If you've seen the finale of their show, you'll know what song this is. The water spraying up from the drums is a great effect they use during Whole Lotta Love. I'm wondering if anyone out there noticed a subtle lick they managed to work in while they were grooving along on this song. It was a short take on Cream's Spoonful, which I picked up right away, being a Clapton afficianado. I just loved that one - anyone else out there catch that? I hadn't heard that one before - nice twist.
Finally, here's my video clip of their take on Bon Jovi via my Nokia N90 - very fun. Gotta love YouTube...
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