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

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

Are you talking about a Bootstrap sponsored journal or review? Or more of an independent publication? From what I've seen I agree with your view that there needs to be centralized coverage of Bootstrap related materials. However, in my own research of these conferences, it can be fairly pricey (for me, at least) to attend, or even to get copies of the presented papers.

What you describe sounds like a historian who specializes in the present and near past, and idea that certainly appeals to me.

Anybody else have any thoughts on this?

Michael Crusoe
Student at large

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry K van Eyken [mailto:vaneyken@sympatico.ca]
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 5:59 PM
> To: ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
> Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Career on the frontier outpost?
> There could be a career here, for the right person.
> 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.
> 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).
> 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.
> Sodar there is no money in it for the one taking this on, however ...
> 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.
> 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.
> Advantage for Fleabyte and its readers: costs us nothing for
> a good service.
> Advantage for taker: get paid better than Fleabyte can
> anyway; develop an
> interdisciplinary outlook.
> Well ...?
> Henry