SXSWi (South By Southwest interactive): A Wrapup (Sorta)

     |    Wednesday March 20th, 2013

  First, apologies. This post would have appeared sometime last week, as promised, had there not been a minor catastrophe. Part of it was my fault, but part of it wasn’t. The part that was my fault was spilling coffee into my computer. Okay, that was dumb. The part that wasn’t was that the wi-fi 

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Times Ain’t Now, Nothin’ Like They Used To Be

     |    Wednesday September 12th, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, a 51-year-old man went to the dentist in Austin, Texas. He got in the chair, the anesthesiologist went to work and…an hour later, the group in the dentist’s office had grown considerably, and someone said “He’s gone.” And he was: my friend Brent Grulke had suffered cardiac arrest and was 

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Who Put the Glomp…?

     |    Saturday March 17th, 2012

Innocent young woman menaced by Glomper; her life saved by the device in her hand. The person accompanying the beast told us that Glomper “means something in Russian.” Now, no *way* that goes on my computer!  

SXSWI Was There

     |    Wednesday March 14th, 2012

AUSTIN, TEXAS — I don’t have the final figures (I couldn’t: this is being written Monday as registration is theoretically still going on, and so far there have been 15,000 last-minute walk-ups), but it now appears that SXSW Interactive is outdrawing SXSW Film and SXSW Music. Not surprising, considering that the ubiquity of the digital 

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