Brisbane Festival of Ideas

The Brisbane Festival of Ideas starts tomorrow. Bloggers are well represented, with Joanne Jacobs, Andrew Leigh and me among the Oz contingent and Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing among the many international stars. Most people do three or four gigs, so you should be able to hear all the speakers you want to, even if you miss out on some topics.

Thinking about this, the surprise is not that there are quite a few bloggers on the bill, but that there aren’t more. If you have ideas, it seems natural to want to express them, and there’s no easier way of reaching a potentially large audience than with a blog. I suspect the day will come quite soon when every intellectual or would-be intellectual will have one.

5 thoughts on “Brisbane Festival of Ideas

  1. I suspect the day will come quite soon when every intellectual or would-be intellectual will have on.

    … or “one” even.

    Time and privacy are the two things that keep me from running my own blog.

  2. Fixed now thanks, Dogz

    “Time and privacy are the two things that keep me from running my own blog.”

    Very wise!

  3. Sounds even less sensible than protection all round to me; that at least had the merit of (inefficiently) retaining capital to the point where – if such existed – positive network externalities could be triggered at subcritical mass, so to speak, just as you can get subcritical fission explosions with the right tamping.

    But everyone blogging is like everybody talking, crowding out any listening. Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians. I prefer my own strategy of contributing, even with destructive criticism to clear away obstacles to understanding.

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