I was sorry to see such a downbeat take on the Traveling Geeks and their visit to Cambridge from the Cambridge Evening News.
While I don’t think the panel discussion was particularly insightful to anyone that has spent time reading talking or thinking about this subject, there was lots of good to take away from the event. I know that reportage from the event has created interest in companies the geeks showcased, not just at the formal part of the event but at the informal meetings and Tweetups arranged around their trip.
I am not sure whether this stemmed from feeling threatened by the sheer energy of the Geeks and their views about the collapse of existing media outlets or from not knowing how to lever some of the new channels to their best advantage, or something else. Luckily, I have an opportunity to find out today.
I am going to see Jenny Chapman, the author of this article, this afternoon. I thought it would be worth understanding her perspective and perhaps even persuade her to try Twitter. Who knows, her style might lend itself quite well to the medium and she might even like it.