To me, being a Fortean, this is a treat. Alien Big Cats is a phenomenon well recorded in Fortean literature where multiple people start seeing a large felid in or around a specific location. Sometimes the animal is never found; sometimes it turns out to be a dog, cat or other domestic animal. And sometimes it turns out to really be a wild cat.
Whatever it turns out to be, I’m enjoying seeing this strange phenomena play out in the Dutch media, who have no clue, and seeing where the mass hysteria will take us.
So, Reboot 7.0 has come and gone. I’m sitting here, just got back to my hotel from the afterparty at Vega. Supposedly the hottest club in Copenhagen. Lonely Planet was right about the amount of obscenely good looking and well dressed people present. Good times.
Before I go to sleep just a thought about how to incorporate at least parts of what I’ve seen and heard these two days into my daily practice as a designer. People like Jason Fried and Matt Webb really push me to become a better professional. We’ll see where it’ll go.
Also, had a lot of fun with two people from the friendly competition over at Rhinofly. Greetings to Nicoline and Jurgen!
Looking forward to seeing you again, Netherlands…
Great moment at Reboot: Christian Lindholm of Nokia asks everyone who owns an iPod to stand up. More than half of the audience rise. Then he asks everyone to take the iPod out of their pocket. Two people do.
“If you’re not in the pocket, you’re not mobile.”
Well, the first day was a success, highlights including Jason Fried and the plazes people. We had a few drinks in the evening at Nyhavn. Now it’s just a few moments before Cory Doctorow kicks off Reboot day 2!
Great moment during Jimmy Wales’ talk on Wikipedia: his Mac OS X screensaver kicks in while he’s answering questions, showing great photo’s of his daughter (I asssume.) At a certain point, he notices, and mumbles “oh, that’s nice.”