Viridian Note 00309: CFP 2002 Speech
April 22, 2002 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Viridian Note 00309: CFP 2002 Speech i posted a bruce sterling article earlier so i thought i'd make it two in a row! this is a speech he gave friday for the computers, freedom and privacy conference in san fran. on fountain pens, the dell kid, mafia run bollywood (and bayesian analysis :) a defense of the bush cabinet (they don't want to get killed) and swiss army knives. "Long live Victorinox. And long live the Net." [via blogdex]
posted by kliuless (7 comments total)
While I have nothing against Bruce Sterling, I honestly couldn't figure out what the hell this speech was supposed to be about. Granted, it's a closing speech at CFP so it's bound to be a bit more unfocused than usual, but even so I got quite annoyed at the number of interesting ideas he touches upon (the spam thing, the Dell Dude etc) and then discards.

The speech appeared to be a complete ramble over disconnected subjects. I guess you had to be there. Or maybe I'm just in a bad mood.
posted by adrianhon at 8:19 AM on April 22, 2002

indeed. a rorschach test for the senses.
posted by kliuless at 8:34 AM on April 22, 2002

It made you wish he had used a computer to write it...
posted by kerplunk at 8:58 AM on April 22, 2002

"KABHI KHUSHI, KABHIE GHAM" means exactly what?
posted by alumshubby at 9:05 AM on April 22, 2002

What does this have to do with the intense, greeny blue, mineral based pigment used in intense but transparent watercolour, oil paint, acrylic, aquarelle and goache?
posted by Settle at 5:13 PM on April 23, 2002

They both contain a sort of rotating well.
posted by davidgentle at 7:54 PM on April 23, 2002

watercoolers :) [via rw!]
posted by kliuless at 12:50 PM on April 24, 2002

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