left San Francisco
returned to home base..
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Comments and questions most welcome to: firstname.lastname@example.org, see also last years tour: content feb97.
|15th||I left Stockholm early in the morning. My
house was embedded in gray mist.
(But this picture actually shows another building right north of Stockholm.)
||In the bus the latest ad from Ericsson
shouted at me. Made me feel lonely without my cellpohone.
Goodbye world, I´m offline!
Of course, in
Chicago every phone seemed to be well equipped.
at Marriott even the lamp post had a phone outlet.
I tried to get online....
|Crazy, CompuServe did not let me in. It turned out that someone cancelled my account two weeks ago. Took me 4 hours to fix that!|
|16th||Quiz: guess which is the view from my
First correct answer will receive a nice price!
|Sorry no winner, the answer is C.|
I spent the day eating, writing and evacuating. I.e. in the evening there was a fire alarm. Last time that happened to me was in New York, and the hotel was really on fire. This time it was only a false alarm.
|17th||After a good nights rest I woke up, had breakfast and then books. Interesting experience to visit the store I knew from virtual space.|
|Gil was busy heating up a
|Bill on the other hand,
had a beaver demo up and
|Besides a tour around the lab I was
also given the
wonderful opportunity to present myself and my research.
We had a rewarding discussion about the
future of agents as well as digital science.
|Thank you labbers!|
An early start, 8
o'clock flight. Managed to sleep a few hours on the airplane. Woke up just in time to see
the Rocky Mountains.
|Landed 30 minutes before schedule, how about that? Picked up my car at Avis and decided to drive down on Highway 1. Saw the famous waves roll in, incredible! Actually, part of road 25 miles north of Big Sur is gone, eaten by the ocean...|
|And I had a wonderful lunch at Princeton Seafood in Pillar Point Harbor. Wish I could share it with you. But at the time I thought of that, the meal was gone. Sorry,|
Now TED8 has almost begun, and we all cheered Wired at their 5th anniversary.
|19th||OK. RSW now started this years TED :-) Words, can not explain, so I will not try.|
Let me just note that Julie Taymor, amongst many things director of "Lion King on Broadway", was one of the very highlights of today's speakers!
|now I need a good nights sleep...|
|20th||A beautiful day, sunny and calm.|
|Sometimes we see fantastic new products at TED, and here is one! Stärk design showed us a beta of beautiful software that will help students play, learn and understand materia...|
|...here I am with Greg, one of the guys behind it.|
|We also saw great hardware. In this
case lightweight aircraft, about 6 ounces. It had camera, GPS receiver and remote control.
The plane flew over us and we saw ourselves through the eyes of its camera.
|Lunchtime, and I took a drive.|
|21th||Last day, and Richard prepares...|
|And after lunch Jim Fowler came and
reminded us about the real life.
In this case birds...
|The last speaker, no more, no less
I went with BG to Carmel and had brunch at Café Americano.
Now I am in San Francisco, staying at the great hotel Rex.
|23d||I had a very interesting meeting with Mark at Kana. Here is Mark´s hand, laying out the solution to the problems most companies have not even seen yet.|
|Then I had an equally rewarding meeting with Ing-marie, although around other subjects. Such as multimodal interfaces, the educational system in the US and submissive computer users.|
|And, shame on myself. I forgot to take a picture of beautiful Maja at Seek.|
|24th||In the morning I met Lorin, here holding the latest issue of Contentwatch. We went outside to eat and talk since they had a power shortage...|
|After that I drew down to the beach.
I felt the sun, heard the waves and saw the sand.
|My last picture from San Francisco
shows a typical sign.
I wish we had more of those back home...
|25th||When I drove to the airport a car was on fire at 101. Ironically this was on a day without rain.|
|Last view of San Francisco.
See you next year.
|On my way back I had time to test the e-friendliness at O´Hare airport in Chicago. Found only two available power outlets, both far away from seats. Here I am on the floor. Then it turned out that at least I could not use the modem jacks on the payphones. Sorry Chicago, but you are worse than Arlanda...|
|26th||<end of trip>|
Thank you for being with me,
|17||Present my research on agents for people at the
agent-mediated electronic commerce
research project, MIT Media Lab
|18-21||Attend the TED8 conference||Done|
|22||Meeting with the founders of Seek 2M||Done|
|23||Meeting with a researcher at
Center for the Study of Language and Information.
|23||Meeting with the founder of Kana.||Done|
|24||C O N T E N T | G R O U P||Meeting with the editor of Contentwatch.||Done|
itenary flights · hotels
Thank you Interjet for arranging my physical movement.
|25||AA 80||ORD-ARN||17.00||08.30 (26)||8:30|
|15||18||Marriott Cambridge||617-494 6600||617-494 0036|
|18||22||Best Western Monterey||408-373 5345||408-373 3246|
|22||25||Rex Orchard Hotel||415-433 4434||415-433 3696|