Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Friday, October 07, 2005

Initial Thoughts on ConvergeSouth


Rather than spend my fifth consecutive shift with the American Idol gang, I took a rare day off to attend ConvergeSouth. How could I not? After all, it's a two-day summit of journalists, bloggers, nerds and eccentrics, all gathering in my adopted hometown to discuss the new media rennaisance that's reshaping the very landscape of communication. As Winston Churchill said as he cast his stern but loving gaze over the British citizenry, "THESE ARE MY PEEPS!"

Okay, so Churchill never said that, but had he ben immersed in the world of hip-hop, I'm sure he would have uttered those very words. But I digress; back to Converge South. Oh yeah - many of my broadcast buddies have chided me for attending (and even leading a session of) this 'geek-fest', but what they don't yet understand is that the many topics we laptop-junkies are exploring will directly affect their industry as well. As for myself, I'm, keen to learn about new technologies, but I get most excited when the conversation turns to the power of the written word, something I have a great love for. I'll hold more thoughts on this momentous event later, but for now check out some of my friends...


C'mon, who wouldn't wanna party with these cats - they're madmen...


Here, Billy the Blogging Poet helps a lady establish her own blog. At least that's what I hope he's doing...


Out in the lobby, John Lowder, Roch Smith, Jr. and a tiny sliver of Ben Hwang's head get their geek on.


My name is Ruby and I am an internet addict...


Not Brian Clarey. He's Old School. Here, the Yes!Weekly editor checks out the competition. I also saw him stuff a few coupons in his pocket, but that's not important right now...

More pictures, opinions and links to follow. For now, I got some bar-b-cue to eat.

4 comments:

Billy Jones said...

I can't wait to see the rest.

Anonymous said...

I gotta do something about that hair.
- Brian Clarey

Ruby said...

Nice shot, and I have no problem with the caption. In addition to the Internet, I'm also addicted to caffeine. Both help me make a living, so I consider that relatively healthy.

Beats being addicted to crack. ;-)

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