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07 December 2005


Jeff Clavier

Neville, it was a real treat to finally meet you, and I look forward to meeting again soon in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Zaragozza, Copenhagen or wherever the conference circuit will lead us. And why not do a podcast one of these days :-).

Salim Ismail

Hey Neville, great to meet you too. Think of me next time you're downing a beer in Amsterdam. I never asked you why you live there, but it must be due to your height :)


I intercepted Loic’s censorship temptation earlier but today he makes it clearer apart from the fact that he didn’t dare to publish - on his english blog too - his tendancy for accepting only bows ...

Here is Loic’s original french post:

Here the Babelfish automated english version:


Thanks Jeff. That podcast idea sounds good... Salim, I'm here because of the beer, not my height ;)

Interesting comment, Ray. That Babelfish link just gives errors. So, would you care to explain a bit more so I can understand what your point is?

shel Israel


You are taller than I had imagined you to be, but just as nice as I had guessed. I look forward to having our paths cross again--for a longer period of time.


Thanks Neville. Thanks for all your help and panel.

Ray, you're a great troll... Don't worry I'll explain it all in english too when I have more time to posts not only links on what I see and on the contrary to what you say, also balanced summaries with criticism and suggestions in.


Great work on the Panel Nev! To bad we didn't get to discuss some more stuff further. We'll hav e to do that in Amsterdam some time soon.




Me too, Shel. And I wish you and Robert every success with Naked Conversations. The book is just the start, though, judging from the continuing conversations on the book blog.

Loic, it was a pleasure being part of Les Blogs.

Gabe, as we're neighbours in the same city, definitely!

Jonathan Marks

I hope there is follow-up to the audience comments about the serious problem with standards between devices. It is still difficult to share bits of a podcast with a friend (Bits I liked) and the recording devices for podcasters are going in the wrong direction. I am running a survey of recording devices and there is something wrong with all of them. I will publish the results in Jan and start campaigning to manufacturers. Where is the simple blogcaster recorder....push to record. Another button to post.

Frankly, I wasn't too impressed by the presentation of Naked Conversations. It was too unstructured - and I think it ignored the huge range of talent in the audience from all over the world. Global Voices, on the other hand, was inspiring. I thought the efforts by IHT to bring in the French bloggers in the conversation (by excellent translations) helped to show that there's fun and successful stuff happening outside the English speaking world.


Jonathan, that was a good discussion point on the panel re lack of video standards. Great if you're researching it and I'll look forward to seeing the results of your survey.

Re Naked Conversations, I didn't see that presentation on the Monday. Whether it was any good or not, the book itself is definitely worth getting.

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