Well I attended the Tim O'Reilly from O'Reilly Media keynote this morning. It started off pretty good as Tim elaborated on his thoughts regarding the web transferring from something you access at a box and keyboard to this more atmospheric access that is breached from basically anywhere.
Cool thoughts that I enjoyed listening to and that got my mind thinking about the web from an opportunity for new ways to utilize great content standpoint.
Then Tim got preachy. He started getting into a very finger wagging laden homily about how all things political - mostly environment and cause related - can be positively affected by web 2.0. I agree with many of his points, give him credit for being concerned about some legit issues, but was not in the mood to have some rich dude tell me why how he doesn't drink water out of plastic bottles anymore. Of course not, he probably utilizes a re-usable golden goblet. After all it is more environmentally friendly and can be carried easily in his $500 per pair cargo pants as he jets around the country selling people on why THEY should walk everywhere. BTW, the full access ticket to this O'Reilly created expo is $1,900. I am here to learn about the industry, not get chastised. I can get chastised for a lot less elsewhere.
On to more practical presentations.