Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DLD Munich: New Media Meets the Winter of Love

Digital - Life - Design, DLD, Germany, Jimmy Wales, Munich, WikipediaWow, four days without a post. Why? Well, the DLD conference was a monster, and I was only there for a day and a half. I posted my story to Technorati last night and here it is. - DLD Munich: New Media Meets the Winter of Love - I'll get my own personal post out today, complete with photos, so for now, I'll just leave you with a shot of me and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia - but no big deal, he takes photos with everyone and is just a nice, simple and sociable guy. He even took some guy's iPhone and said hello to his Indian girlfriend, in India I believe. My only other overriding impression of the conference was that is was not an inexpensive affair in the least and many of the participants were off to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in the following days. While the world may just be coming out of an economic crisis it didn't seem that this other world of digital communications had seen much of that, or cared. More of the story here.


  1. "Founder of Wikipedia"? Do you really believe that? You should read the Wikipedia article about Larry Sanger to discover who truly "founded" Wikipedia.

  2. Gregory;

    I suppose co-founder would have been more PC but here I quote from Wikipedia's entry on Mr. Wales: "Wales is historically cited as the co-founder of Wikipedia, though he has disputed the "co-" designation in declaring himself the sole founder.[4][5] "

    I guess we'll have to let Jimmy and Larry continue to sort that out, no matter what we 'believe'.

  3. Having done my research now it seems you and 'Jimbo' have some history.

    Seems he's made his apology and publicly enough. See my other response above regarding your comment. And please tell me, how did you find The Wild Wild East Dailies? MyBizWiki is interesting.

  4. It's MyWikiBiz, not MyBizWiki, but I'll take it. ;-) I have a Google News Alert set up for various topics that pique my interest, and your blog popped up on an Alert for Jimmy Wales.

  5. Sorry, I stand corrected! But I will not sit corrected!

  6. The one result I love from an event like this is that I get all inspired and excited again about what I do.
    The result I hate from events like this is I see what is happening on the cutting edge of marketing and I think to myself...shit.. i am so far behind the curve... I better get busy.

  7. seems you enjoyed DLD as much as we did!
    did you check out all the interviews we did at dld10?
    maybe you can find yourself running through the picture?;-)


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