Here’s my week Monday 20 to Sunday 26 August 2012. Once more it’s nothing but the facts, ma’am, because I’m so far behind in these posts.
- Patch Monday episode 151, “Porn industry innovates itself to death”, a conversation with Jeff Sparrow about his new book, Money Shot: a journey into porn and censorship.
- In a surprise to me as much as to you, The 9pm Edict episode 21 appeared.
- Anonymous hacks Sony again, except no they didn’t, CSO Online, 20 August 2012.
- Samsung’s unremarkable copy shop, Technology Spectator, 24 August 2012. The Samsung Experience Store opened in the same block of Sydney’s George Street as the Apple Store, making comparisons inevitable
- On Monday afternoon I was quoted in Margaret Gee’s post, Twitter and journalism — where does the reporting end? Would anyone like me to expand on these thoughts?
- On Tuesday there was my usual spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio, this time about the potential collapse of Facebook and the entire second dotcom bubble.
- On Saturday I spoke at Consilium about the way the internet is changing power relationships. I’ll be posting the audio once I’ve obtained permission from the participants I namechecked, as the event was held under a modified Chatham House Rule.
- On Wednesday I attended the launch party for the Samsung Experience Store in Sydney, where of course they provided food and drink.
- On Thursday through Saturday I attended Consilium at the Palmer Coolum Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Centre for Independent Studies covered by flight from Sydney to Sunshine Coast, accommodation, food and drink, a limousine from the resort to Brisbane airport, and a flight back to Sydney — but I wasn’t paid for my appearance at the event.
- On Sunday I flew from Sydney via Los Angeles to San Francisco to attend the VMworld event at VMware’s expense. I’ll list all of the freebies from that event on the next Weekly Wrap.
[Photo: View from Millers Point, taken from my room at The Sebel Pier One Hotel in Sydney. On the left is Pier 2/3, and across Sydney Harbour is Harry Seidler’s controversial Blues Point Tower.]