I’m here in Austin (if you can call way out in the sticks Austin … only room I could get!) for South by Southwest … SXSW.
There’s a real tech vibe to Austin – I flew in next to an engineer from Raytheon who’s working with Freescale Semi on low-power chips for military infrared camera applications – and the streets and hotel signs are full of welcome for SXSW attendees.
I’m looking forward to a great convention … big names like Clay Shirky (plus almost everyone who’s sent me books to review this past year on my blog) … Matt Wullenberg (creator of WordPress) is here … just about everyone who’s hot and technical and social is here.
And the new FourSquare is really quite excellent … just in time to create a much better social experience of place.
This is going to be great …