You probably didn't even know I was in Las Vegas. That's okay, I barely did either. I arrived at 1 AM last night (after 12 grueling hours that started with me getting gridlocked on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and missing my plane), and I'm off again at the ungodly hour of 5:55 AM.
I was here to give my crowdsourcing talk to the Meeting Planners International. It's a conference for people who plan conferences. I think. I debuted the new slide show, which seemed to go off well. After the original article came out, the good folks in Wired's ad department built me a spiffy Power Point to use in my presentations. I never liked using it though, and when I started getting asked to do more talks this year I bailed on it and just told stories straight from the book. Then I started digging on Keynote last week. I love to hate Apple (without going so far as to buy a PC), but this is like the first time I used Photoshop. So many cool things to do. So many, in fact, that I had to have my wife vet my slides to make sure I wasn't adding funky animations just because I'd figured out how to do it.
But I'm off topic, aren't I? What I meant to say is, yes, I've retired the old banner from Crowdsourcing.com 1.0, and I'll be making a few changes to the sidebar. We figured as long as the book was coming out, why not put a common graphical identity forward. Plus, some of the sidebars (links from the article!) were scarily outdated. Should you care? Good heavens no. I just felt it shouldn't pass without mention. Plus, I'm jet lagged and oddly giddy from spending the last few hours listen to Styx play the wave pool at Mandalay Bay. (I want to dis them for playing a convention, but then who am I to point fingers?) Update: Still Hating Apple: Just before saving this post I opened Keynote to discover my 30-day trial had just ended—about 23 days early.
Question of the Day: Tell me again why I should stop worrying and learn to love the Evil Empire?