Editor's note: Bruce is roaming. His data shadow, however, is cast darkly across ZDNet, among other places:
Editor's note: Bruce has returned to us.
I'm back from "Open Cultures" in Vienna. I had a good time.
This Erik Moller guy had a pleasant, sensible presentation
at Open Cultures. Erik is kinda like his role model, 60s
German radical Red Rudi Dutschke, only nobody has shot Erik yet.
James Love actually knows what he's talking about, a rarity
at cyberculture events. If you're trying to figure out how many
people around the world have died because of the patents and copyrights on advanced pharmaceuticals, James would be a good guy to ask
The guys who did the "v2v" presentation about peer-to-peer
video streaming were really excited about it. Their killer app
is swapping street video of cops beating up protesters,
but there would seem to be some rather more
general applications for the technology.
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the
Bruce Sterling Online Index.
He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.