I am the tech dude and web developer of the product known as Bob Harris.
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Update: welcome to everyone popping over from my Peru travelogue on BoingBoing.net.
And if you imagine your group would want me to come by and speak, here’s who you want to call.
Last year I was asked by Web Directions North, a gathering of assorted bigshots from Google, Yahoo!, etc. — people who literally convene to design the Internet itself — to deliver a closing keynote on the future of the Internet’s influence on global culture and politics.
Naturally, my take was illustrated with people dancing in the streets, teenage males being given fake boobs, and coffee made from civet poop. I’m happy to tell you it got a long standing ovation.
You can see the whole talk online here. It’s broken into bite-size pieces, organized loosely by the point I’m making, each about the length of a pop song. If you dig the chunk above, click to the YouTube page with the whole shebang.
Quick note of appreciation to the good folks at the Pacific Asian Affairs Council, who brought me out to Honolulu, set me up at the University of Hawaii, and arranged for me to keynote their summit on microfinance.
I had a total blast and met a ton of cool people. And seeing so many young people get excited about a sense of connection with the developing world, and the ability to touch lives halfway across the globe — that gave me a huge boost of enthusiasm for my own work. So I definitely received at least as good as I gave.
Thanks to everyone at PAAC. Hope to see a bunch of you in Vietnam next!