I started a class blog for the course I’m taking at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (U of Minnesota). The blog is titled LCG which stands for Leadership for the Common Good.
The LCG blog is a class blog with multiple authors. I invited anyone who is taking the class and there are nine (of twenty-five students) listed as authors although not all have posted.
I’m in U of MN Walter Library at the Wireless Cities conference and Lev Gonick is going to do the first keynote. He’s going to tell us about OneCommunity (used to be OneCleveland). He’s CIO at Case Western in Cleveland.
Watch my Twitter feed for updates.
Watch here too.
I present at 3:15 with Garrick Van Buren, Jeremy Iggers, and Cris Lopez.
There is a conference blog.
Garrick beat me to the post but I’ll carry on with my announcement that Garrick and I will be part of a panel at the University of Minnesota Wireless Cities Conference April 16 at Walter Library. Our panel, Media and Wireless Communities is at 3:15. We’ll share the stage with Christina Lopez of the U’s Digital Media Center; Jeremy Iggers, former Star Tribune restaurant critic and current Director of Twin Cities Media Alliance (parent organization of TC Daily Planet); and moderator Nora Paul, Director of the Institute for New Media Studies. The conference runs two days and the cost is $175 ($75 for U of M attendees).
I think this is going to be interesting.
Required readings… Michael Maranda on bringing folks out of isolation to tell their stories, Doc Searls on the Giant Zero, and Garrick on news by the block.
From Doc’s post:
The Net is a giant zero. It puts everybody zero distance from everybody and everything else. And it supports publishing and broadcasting at costs that round to zero as well.
we don’t just “deliver information” like it’s a Fedex package. We inform each other. That is, we literally form what other people know.
Mark McCahill, developer of the Gopher protocol and client, is leaving the University of Minnesota. He has a better offer from Duke University and a chance to work on Second Life challenger, Croquet.
He’s also unhappy about decreasing state funding of the U.
Julio at Your Tech Blog writes about it and includes a 1996 article about Gopher.
Pioneer Press has the current story.