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[ba-unrev-talk] Career on the frontier outpost?

There could be a career here, for the right person.    (01)

Fleabyte's right sidebar now lists upcoming conferences, etc. as far as I
can see they are relevant to augmentation in a liberal sense. Some of these
ame from the ba discussion lists, a number from the ACM site. In future,
others may come from other sites as well.    (02)

To make the lsiting more useful, I began to include some short notes about
the content of conferences so that a quick browse may become an informative
experience, to show what kind of stuff is going on on the "frontier
outposts" (an expression taken from Doug's year-2000 colloquium).    (03)

It struck me that the column may be made into something vastly more useful
if someone actually contacted conference organizers, collected some of the
major papers and from this write a, say, biweekly column to bring
potentially important developments together and in context with one another.    (04)

Sodar there is no money in it for the one taking this on, however ...    (05)

However, from this material may well be produced an annual book of
substantial commercial value. People in the world of business, for example,
would be keenly interested in good, succinct digests. In other words, there
is a career here, a fascinating career that may include speaking engagements
for executives and clubs.    (06)

Yes, there are already futurists, but the reputation here would be to not to
be too far out on a limb, to simply stick to what is going on at conferences
and gome through screens of critique. That gives the project a good measure
of reliability.    (07)

Advantage for Fleabyte and its readers: costs us nothing for a good service.    (08)

Advantage for taker: get paid better than Fleabyte can anyway; develop an
interdisciplinary outlook.    (09)

Well ...?    (010)

Henry    (011)