I leave tomorrow morning for San Francisco and Seattle. I'll be speaking a few book stores, stopping by Microsoft and recording a segment for Dr. Moira Gunn's excellent show, Tech Nation. In reality, I've been giving talks about the concepts in the book for a few years now, though it picked up considerably this summer. I should, by all rights, be sick of the drill, but I'm not. I endlessly futz with my schpiel, adding new elements and taking out any that bore me. For the last talk I created a 60-slide Keynote presentation. Now I'm not sure whether I like it. Tomorrow I'll be at Kepler's (details here) in Menlo Park, just south of San Francisco, and I'm thinking of doing a straight reading from the book, something I've yet to do.
A few reviews of crowdsourcing have come over the transom in the last few days. The New York Post gave it a thoughtful write-up, as did the Miami Herald. They're both positive, though the Post piece is less a review than a meditation. I'd love to say I ignore my reviews, but it'd be a lie. In fact I read them breathlessly, heart racing. So much for staying detached. In other self-glorifying news, the Independent in London has excerpted my book in its Tuesday edition.
Finally, here's what's getting all the Tweets today: A piece on CNET about Peugot's recent campaign to crowdsource a car design. Sexy pics!