Most of this blog has been security related, but I did promise some bits about presence. This is really reaching, but I think it merits a post.
In the broader sense, I think that the ongoing TED conference this week shows the power of the Internet for communication, in a condensed and powerful way that is not often seen or realized. You have a condensed group of true movers, shakers, thinkers and dreamers, in some cases people with agendas, in some cases people who may really matter to the continuation of our species, all putting forth their ideas in a concentrated outpouring, all available to anyone who has a net connection. Yes, it happens every day when famous or notable people blog all over the world, it’s just the distillation that this provides that makes it remarkable to me.
Live blogging and various reports from the conference are all over the blog-o-sphere — boingboing specifically is covering a lot of the talks. Eventually, many presentation are available through various media formats from the TED site.
If you are not familiar with it, I highly suggest you put a few hours aside when it is all “said and done” and take a look at some of the things that were discussed this week.