Re: Extro 4
Lee Daniel Crocker (email@example.com)
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 10:37:06 -0700 (PDT)
My comments on Extro4:
- I liked the location. I also like hotels, but if we
can attract speakers and have more attendees by doing it
at a college I'm all for it. Theater facilities were
- I preferred the more eclectic mix of topics of Extro3
rather than the focussed approach of this one.
- The gene patents session should have been a real debate.
Just because you couldn't find a Rifkinite doesn't mean
you had no one to argue the opposing side--many of us
would have been happy to do that. Indeed, I think an
Extro ought to have at least one good debate on some topic
of real controversy among Extropians; it keeps us from
- A more detailed program would be nice. Names/URLs for
the speakers and related resources, more details about
the sessions, etc. Would also be an opportunity to
exhibit artworks (drawings/writings).
- You're missing a great capitalist opportunity by not
having more merchandising. Extro3, for example, had a
lot more book sales--why none this time? Natasha is
right that arts get something of a short shrift among
technical folks: so stop talking about it and put some
more of it in our faces. Give us the opportunity to see
it and touch it and buy it.
- The short open-mikes worked well. Perhaps a longer
session of those would be interesting.
Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.piclab.com/lcrocker.html>
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