Tuesday, June 28, 2005

presidential backchannel

I wish there were a backchannel for the presidential address tonight.

Probaby there was, and I didn't get the memo in time.

I wish those of in such a backchannel could trade and transmit Flickr photos to the screen behind Mr. President's head in direct, real-time refutation of his patently untrue comments.

We did that at Supernova last week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

bronchitis pwned me

Originally uploaded by Avant Game.

This weekend I was forced to consume a gallon of slow-churned vanilla ice cream, two boxes of bubble gum popscicles, a Neal Stephenson novel, the latest Steven Johnson treatise, Thomas de Zengotita's mindblowing, existential, millennial (in the Kushner sense) shattering work of genius, and an entire Season 1 marathon of America's Next Top Model on VH1... all while flat on my back and hopped up on pseudophedrine.

Yes, that's right-- this weekend, bronchitis pwned me.

I've heard that too much flying compromises your immune system... so it's a good thing I don't have 3 more flights this week, two of 'em international, and 4 talks to give in 3 cities.

Um, wait. I do.

Maybe the robot ludologists from the future will have to give my presentations for me, after all.