KC and I attended plenty of panel discussions this past week, with topics ranging from the economic viability of OSS to the evolution of blogging, to emergent democracy based on wifi devices. While many were quite engaging, there were a few that made me want to flip tables out of boredom and frustration.
SxSW Interactive was an incredible time. The four days passed by like a whirlwind. We met a ton of people, saw a lot of interesting panels, went to a few parties and, as I mentioned before, won a web award, too! Look for some highlights from the OK/Cancel perspective with pictures early next week. For now, letís talk about the panels we attended and some general impressions of them. The full list of panels can be found at the SxSW website. Tom and I found so many of interest that we were forced to split up and cover as many as possible, sometimes even jumping between multiple panels in the same timeslot.
Most panels raised at least one or two interesting questions that I felt were worth more thought and discussion. Below, I’ve given a brief synopsis of each panel I attended, my views, and areas I felt required more thought:
Instead of trying to discuss all of these in one big comments thread, Iíve created discussion threads for each panel.