Baa Camp Day 2

, posted: 3-Feb-2007 23:49

I don't think I'll ever be able to get used to the idea of Flash being a development platform but... OK, it works for some, so who am I to say anything? Baa Camp continued unabated throughout Saturday - in fact, it's still going on as of writing this - with a relentless flow of, well, creative thinking. That's a cliché, but it's late and I can't think of a better way to put it.

Highlight of the day was the Mashup Men of Misshapen Features basically explaining how they get to do great things all over the world on mega budgets. Staircases with LED steps, and moving imagery architecturally projected with an encore of Star Lords and Lonelygirl15 meets Boy kind of segued into an earlier talk by Russell Brown, David Slack and Mark Cubey on, errm, content being the new data. As in lots and lots of user-generated, non-copyrighted, personal content. Still a bit unsure on that concept; capturing everyone's history as much as possible seems important, but how much before it becomes "inflationary"?

Rod Drury's SaaS venture, Xero seems to have made a big impression on everyone. I'm wondering how it'll cope with "disconnectedness" though, and can see why Rod and his guys were so interested in the offline content cacheing features that are flagged to appear in Firefox 3. I was looking that, thinking "goodbye, Microsoft Office" because once you can use your Gmail with calendaring, plus other productivity apps that run in a brownser without being connected to the Internet, why bother with anything else?

Vincent Heeringa from Idealog popped up today as well, and turned out to be a pretty decent bowler. Earlier on in the afternoon, I totally lost it and... went on a Segway. Yeah, I know. Never live it down. I blame Nat's wife Jenine for that.

Will get some pictures up when I get back to Auckland.

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