It’s been more than a day since our Small Technologies Loosely Joined session and Brian, D’Arcy and I are pleasantly amazed that 35+ turned out for the last session of the day, put up with a small cramped room with not enough electrical outlets, and a zany activity of task work in 3 contrived groups. So it went as planned, a messy, noisy chaotic session.
The noise was really too loud to do much video chatting, but the technology worked great on the UBC wireless; I managed to connect with Pat Delaney in Shanghai and Gerry Paille in Fort St John. I know that Brian was also video chatting with Catie Gynn.
As predicted in went in (constructive) unintended directions. Very against the grain, if you peered in the room, you would have seen the Centralists working in small (decentralized) groups, some ding wiki work, some blogging, some iChatting, others even using a tool off the list (SubEthaEdit). Meanwhile on the other corners of the room the DeCentralists and even the FenceSitters where having a centralized discussion, and very intense.
I also managed to nudge two of our Centralists into a wee bit of wiki terrorism (attacking an opposing wiki)_
It seemed to be a well received judging from the babbling conversations, and more on the blog-o-aggregator.
But it need not end, the wiki remains open, the blogs are still commentable. Get in there and mess around