Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Eight minutes of commoditisation

It's late, I'm tired but today has been good. I was at the future of web apps conference in London which Ryan has done an excellent job in making happen.

There was a good range of speakers, with some outstanding corridor conversation (the sign of any excellent gathering).

There were so many interesting people that you may as well just publish the attendee list - however it was especially good to catch up with Suw Charman, Tom Armitage, Peter Ferne and Michael Cummins (AOL).

The guys from soocial topped the list of speakers with Stefain Fountain rocking the house with his amazing talk on mobile contacts. I just couldn't stop laughing - an outstanding showman.

I also gave a short talk on commoditisation - it was less than ten minutes and was pretty well received. The fear of speaking is over now, so I can just get on with the job of promoting Zimki and enjoying myself. The crew on the Zimki stand were fantastic as usual.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I need to find a few spare moments to shift my blog over to Zimki. Though I should sort out a proper domain name before I do so.

This is the biggest obstacle to overcome - choosing the right name. Suggestions are welcome as long as it's not (thanks Steve).

Well this won't happen before FOSDEM....


Anonymous said...

hi simon,

fowa was fun wasn't it - i really enjoyed your short & to the point presentation. Loved the commoditisation references to the spice girls, blair. The ducks in the tag-cloud was brilliant.

cheers, Simon
Eight Media

swardley said...


It's always an honour to speak (even a vendor pitch!) to a group of my peers, so I do appreciate such comments.

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

These simons are confusing, will you please stop self referencing.

Thanks simon.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your talk, I thought it was one of the best of the event actually. Very lively and a breath of fresh air compared to one or two of the others.

swardley said...

Thank you very much, I'm very humbled by so many kind comments I've received from so many different places.

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