Vancouver Five: Not at Northern Voice

Northern Voice 2008

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Northern Voice [nv] is up and going and all of Vancouver’s coolest bloggers are there. Are you? No neither am I, but I suppose that’s what we get for not registering, paying money or attempting to attend. So with all due respect to the confernece, which we’ve been pimping for awhile now, here are five excuse for why you weren’t at Northern Voice. I’ll be using all five.

5) You don’t have one of those New Media Web 2.0 Social Media Twitter Media Facebook Techcouver Media jobs: I mean who can afford to take a three day weekend in this economy? I’ll tell you who, rich people. Or people who had better career councilors than me. Mine suggested the army, or seal clubbing. I end up disapointing everyone and ending up in the amoral world of sales.

4) This internet thing is just a fad: I didn’t go to a conference on Tickle Me Elmo when that’s all that people were talking about. I’m sure we’re all going to get over this and go onto the next new thing, which presumably will be fuzzy and smell like peaches.

3) Your Macbook Air hasn’t arrived: Some one is going to be there with their eeePC and your Air is still in the clutches of FedEx. If you had shown up with your lame old G4 Powerbook everyone would call you a n00b or something. It’d be almost as bad as that time you accidently called Councilor Troi, Doctor Crusher at the Star Trek convention.

2) You’re bed ridden: Scurvey is a good excuse for missing anything. As is SARS or Bird Flu. Don’t worry you can follow it from bed [m604].

1) You’ve got a bug up your nose like I have [mbv]: I’ll admit it I get annoyed when people talk like some how bloggers are going to replace mainstream media. Sure I’ll agree that the news is increasingly going to move online, but time and time again it seems proven that you can’t just Wiki and crowd source everything. Sometimes you actually need to pay trained people to do work and write stories. Otherwise whose going to put the stories on that NowPublic links to?

5 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:05 am

    6) You’re pulling a Saturday shift.

  2. maikopunk (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

    7) No one would talk to you last year because you didn’t have any gadgets and everyone was too busy IM’ing/blogging/uploading photos to Flickr to actually converse. So you decided to just stay home and blog and maybe check out the NV feed instead.

  3. Carol (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

    Hey, that’s exactly what I’m doing! Trying to find a quiet spot alone so I can upload my photos on my retro-laptop (circa 2004 Dell) and not have to chat. It’s a bit crowded here.

  4. Barbara Doduk (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Blogging isn’t my life. Great list JS.

  5. bcneocon (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    A Blogging Conference in a nutshell: "A bunch of bloggers get together to talk about blogging and then go home to blog about talking about blogging."

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