25 Aug 2009 at 17:32
I have to admit that I'm wondering how you launch a website at Greenbelt. Do you throw a PC off main stage?!
Come to our launch party on Sunday at 4pm in Golden Miller (on level 2 of the Grandstand). (I know you're a Mac-lover Mark, but there's really no need to go throwing PCs.)
Throwing a large object off main stage would certainly get some kind of attention, even more so if it was the server itself.
You can get the full Greenbelt programme as an application on the iPhone this year - with live updates. I'm sure all Apple fans will be bringing theirs.
Mark's a closet Mac-lover. He denies it of course, but he does so too much methinks.
Well it has to be admitted that there is a Mac mini in the Cyberhome (read Mark's office). But it is also true that he quickly pased it down the line to the kids for gaming and even they have now deserted it for an Eee, leaving Susan to do the accounts on it - hardly the stuff of Macs! Mark also got one for me when he had that lapse into the world of Jobs and it has taken me a couple of years to move beyond VMware Fusion and a Linux desktop plus accounts on XP to find out the possibilities of a Mac for doing things Mark will never dream of doing... such as preparing presentations for events... like Greenbelt (in my case rather humbler efforts).
I'm still boggling at my informal research at the CMC Durham conference where, in a fire drill, there was a 50% probability of a Windows laptop being left on a coffee table compared with 0% for a Mac.
I'm wondering what happens if Mac users have to choose between their Mac and their children in a fire. "I love my children, but they are high maintenance, whereas my Mac just works..."
Thoroughly enjoyed taking to people about theMediaNet at Greenbelt. Many thought this on-line community is filling a huge gap and will be much appreciated. I was so encouraged by the quality and diversity of media people I met. Great start!