telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Shame on You: The Blogoshpere Gets Nasty on Scoble

The sweet baby jesus is crying.
Good lord, the blogosphere is reacting like a woman scorned with the announcement of Robert Scoble’s speaking engagement with PayPerPost.
It’s not the end of the world folks, it’s a smart guy doing a speaking engagement. A speaking engagement with an organization who is going to likely change the rules of how blogging and advertising work together.

I’m not a huge fan of PayPerPost, but you have to give them credit.  They have completely changed the rules, changed the way we think about advertising, and are playing by a different game.  Changes make people jumpy.  Rule changes can freak out the best of us, case in point: the NHL rule changes.  I’m not saying that PayPerPost is recreating the playing field of the blogosphere, but they are certainly involved in the conversation.

That being said, why wouldn’t anyone who’s interested in changing the rules or changing the game also be interested in the conversation?  I have a feeling that Robert Scoble is very much interested in the conversation, not to metion the game.

Shouldn’t we all be? The uproar and “holier than thou” attitude of some of the A-Listers is a little fickle, considering that they are supposed to be the grandest supporters of conversations.

Good luck Robert, have a fantastic conversation. And don’t forget to change a few rules!

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