Today I’m catching up on a fortnight of blog posts, so for now my summary of the week Monday 13 to Sunday 19 August 2012 will consist of nothing but the facts, ma’am.
Personal observations about the last fortnight or so will follow within the next 48 hours or so.
- Patch Monday episode 150, “The future of business is Lego”, was an extended conversation with futurist Mark Pesce about the themes in his blogs-cum-books The Next Billion Seconds and Hyperbusiness. Disinterested third parties tell me it’s well worth a listen.
I wrote two articles, one for ABC’s The Drum about media coverage of the Natonal Broadband Network, the other for CSO Online about the hoax “hack” on the Sony PlayStation Network, but neither has been published yet. Stand by.
- On Tuesday night I did another regular Balls Radio spot with Phil Dobbie, this time about the NBN misreportage.
- On Monday I had lunch at Rengaya in North Sydney on Websense’s tab.
- On Tuesday I attended IBM’s Security Symposium 2012 in Sydney. They provided accommodation at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park hotel the night before so I could make the 0800 start, and plenty of refreshments during the morning.
The Week Ahead
The schedule for the next few days is being shaped by my impending travels, to the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 23 August to present at Consilium, on Sunday 26 August to San Francisco to cover VMworld, and back to Sydney by Wednesday 5 September to present at ACCAN’s national conference.
So between now and Thursday lunchtime I have to write two presentations and finalise two episodes of the Patch Monday podcast, as well as wrap up some other bits and pieces of writing. And get a haircut. And buy some new clothes.
At this stage I plan to be in Wentworth Falls until Wednesday morning, then hit Sydney that afternoon for the opening of the Samsung Experience Store (indeed) and an overnight stay before the real travels begin.
[Photo: The Blue Mountains Hotel, in Lawson, photographed on 13 August 2012 from a passing train.]