More thoughts on Barcamp II

I personally am not tired of conferences. I am just tired of tired conferences. Particularly the ones with the same group of twenty talking heads saying the same twenty things. - Stowe Boyd

I know public speaking scares the heck out of most people, but maybe we can get more people into the conversation...

I remember facing two hundred people at one of the PLUG technical sessions, all quiet as a mouse. I remember feeling _really_ frustrated by the notion that they might just be there to listen to people talk (possibly over their heads, eh?), get their certificate and go on with their lives. Or maybe they were just thinking about lunch. Ah, well.

I want small groups, so no one can hide in the anonymity of crowds. ;) I'm tired of audiences. I want participants. I don't want to hear presentations. I want to be part of conversations.

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Random Japanese sentence: 猫はネズミを追いかけた。 The cat ran after the rat.