Have Your Say: Should Mike Speak At SXSW?

from the your-choice dept

The famed SXSW event is going through their annual process of picking speakers/panels/discussions and they decided that having me do one of my presentations on the music industry might be a good idea. However, the SXSW process involves getting the community to vote on who should speak. That process has just begun, and my talk is now listed for you to vote on. So, go and have your say in whether or not I get to speak at the event.


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    Ben (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 11:25am

    Have you considered having a link somewhere on techdirt of past presentations? or maybe at least, the last one given? Don't know if that would spoil the talk, but might give non-techdirt visitors who follow the links a bit more on what you'll say.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 11:57am

    Re:

    Have you considered having a link somewhere on techdirt of past presentations? or maybe at least, the last one given? Don't know if that would spoil the talk, but might give non-techdirt visitors who follow the links a bit more on what you'll say.

    Ah, good idea. We do have a link with some of my past speaking presentations here:

    http://www.techdirt.com/press/?page_id=25

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 12:22pm

    Which Mike?

    I don't know.
    Mike Masnick? Oh, sure.
    Mike Kessler? Probably not.

    Please elaborate. It's tough to tell the Mikes apart.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 12:28pm

    Riddle me this

    The SXSW is easily one of the most crowded, convoluted, unnavigable websites I've been to for some time. I didn't find any conveniently placed information on where the damn thing is. I assume the contact us is not where the conference is...

    In any case, do something in Chicago and I'll get motivated.

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 12:33pm

    Re: Riddle me this

    What he said, but sub in "Phoenix" for "Chicago"

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 12:35pm

    Re: Re:

    Speaking of pages which could be put up; have you considered a standing page which highlights those who use "free" in their business model--and has links to outstanding examples thereof?

    You could call it "Free Trophies" perhaps.

     

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    ideas_are_worthless, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 12:56pm

    Austin ought to be full of nonconventional music consumers for you to tease the minds of. I hope you make it here.

     

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    EEJ (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 1:20pm

    I'm trying

    I won't actually be at the conference, but I think you should definitely give a talk there.

    However, after registering on their website, it's now been 20-30 minutes and I haven't received a confirmation notice so I can actually vote (it's not in my spam folder either!)....If it ever shows up, I'll certainly give you my vote!

     

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    Mark Harrill (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 1:30pm

    I'll vote

    Does this mean I can buy one of the packages and have my lunch with you when you are in Austin?

     

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    Chris ODonnell (profile), Aug 18th, 2009 @ 2:10pm

    It took about an hour for my confirmation email to show up.

     

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    Lt General Panda, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 2:13pm

    Re: Which Mike?

    It's Mike Masnick, you Dummkopf.

    SAT.1 German television is funny, and Masnick may have wit, but he's definitely not as edgy as Michael Kessler.

    Just don't treat it like a funeral for the music industry and you should be okay.

     

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    Free Nintendo Points, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 2:33pm

    Yeah go to speak at the event, voice your opinion.

     

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    Wolfy, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 3:24pm

    Yes.

     

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    interval, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 3:52pm

    Masnick at SXSW? Sure, you're probably one the best qualified. But Masnick on a Japanese Game Show? I'm there baybee, I'm there.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 19th, 2009 @ 10:51am

    Please, please, please do!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 19th, 2009 @ 11:15am

    Nah, Mike should just send his slides, and the can run them as background against Amanda Facepalm Palmer mouthing off against record companies and middlemen, all the while preparing her Live Nation tour of the UK.

    Hmmm.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 19th, 2009 @ 12:27pm

    "Have Your Say: .."
    but
    "...Should Mike Speak At SXSW?"

    So I don't actually get to have my say - another rip-off.

     

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    another mike (profile), Aug 19th, 2009 @ 4:13pm

    Re: Re: Riddle me this

    I second Phoenix. Tucson would be even better.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2009 @ 3:13pm

    SXSW?

    What, precisely, IS this "SXSW" thing? Unfortunately, the blog post doesn't give an explanation or summary, a link to one, or even say what the letters "SXSW" stand for.

    In writing school, I was told never to use an abbreviation without expanding it at least in the first place it was used in a story, except for universally known ones like "Mr." and "Dr.". Then again, I got a D- in that course so what do I know?

     

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