Comments on: Deconstructing the Gnomedex Conversation http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Dave Winer on Gnomedex: Chris and Ponzi can’t catch a break–I still loved it | A View from the Isle http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46942 Tue, 18 Dec 2007 22:27:06 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46942 […] Aug 22, 2:20 PM PT: Chris posted his post-Gnomedex thoughts. Good conversation there […]

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By: Jon Husband http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46936 Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:23:35 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46936 I wonder what having the courage to hold a 2.5 day Open Space would yield, instead of speakers and presentations ? All the talent and passion that usually attends a GDX is impressive … I can imagine what it / they would get up to.

The tough parts of the bold step of holding an Open Space ? First, the central question that forms the core of the invitation … that question is what gives structure and focus to an Open Space. The second challenge might be the right facility.

The interesting possibility is what the “results” of a GDX Open Space would be over the following year, 2 years, 3 years and so on.

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By: Suggested Reading For 08/24/07 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46935 Sat, 25 Aug 2007 00:46:42 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46935 […] Deconstructing the Gnomedex Conversation (tags: technology gnomedex pirillo conference) […]

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By: Brie Sansotta http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46934 Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:25:52 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46934 All I have to say is – from all the Gnomedex videos I have seen – I would LOVE to have been there. Maybe, if Chris ever gives up on Seattle and has one on the East Coast……!!

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By: catech » Blog Archive » Dave Winer on Gnomedex: Chris and Ponzi can’t catch a break–I still loved it http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46933 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 21:19:30 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46933 […] Update Aug 22, 2:20 PM PT: Chris posted his post-Gnomedex thoughts.  Good conversation there too. Technorati Tags: Gnomedex, Gnomedex2007, Dave Winer, Chris Pirillo, Ponzi Pirillo, Michael Linton, Robert Steele, Ronni Bennett   […]

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By: ocomik http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46932 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 18:29:47 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46932 Scoble said; “I really hope that next year’s is much better and that Chris gets back to Gnomedex’s roots. Celebration of technology and putting users at the center. Let’s go back to that and then I’ll be happy again.”

Chris, as a former Gnomedex’r, (absent the last two years – Did you miss me?) I agree with Scoble that it’s been my opinion that Gnomedex has moved away from its grassroots.

What is this grassroots about which I speak? Perhaps a list is easier …

* Gnomedex appealed to me because it covered cutting edge technologies that other conferences didn’t cover because they were too “early” to even be on their early adopter radar.

* The speakers at Gnomedex seemed relevant to what was going on at the time and focused on technology more for its application than just how to “monetize” its use. Some of us “Geeks” just wanted to changes peoples consciousness through technology vs. just trying to make dollars.

* Everyone was approachable. As Gnomedex has gotten bigger and bigger, this has just not been the case. There is a considerable air among some G’dexers that feel they are of greater importance than some of the other attendees thus I believe inhibiting the “sharing of ideas” format that G’dex was founded on.

Once these aspects began to change, I think I found myself not finding the value that I once did in the conference.

Thanks for the opportunity to allow me to voice my concerns.

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By: Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » Gnomedex and respect for the crowd http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46931 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 18:13:27 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46931 […] There’s a debate going on about Gnomedex: Dave Winer posted a critique, Chris Pirillo responded. […]

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By: Patrick Grote http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46930 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:51:34 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46930 Andrew said:

“We live in a hyper-sensitive world, and I hope Gnomedex can remain an oasis of intellectual honesty where agendas and clarity are openly questioned without the thought police labeling those that question things as brutes.”

Amen.

Whatever happened to good old politeness, too?

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By: Scripting News for 8/22/07 « Scripting News Annex http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46929 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:02:32 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46929 […] Chris Pirillo, the conference host, responds to yesterday’s review of Gnomedex 2007. […]

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By: Gnomedexer’s Ball - Post event discussion « Marketing Nirvana by Mario Sundar http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46928 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:06:02 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/21/deconstructing-the-gnomedex-conversation/#comment-46928 […] By now, many of you may have read my earlier “Top 10 reasons I dug Gnomedex” post, where I outlined what a revelation the event was for me as a first time attendee. Having said that I also pointed out that a few presentations (imho there were three) that didn’t hit the mark. So, these past days, a couple of posts; one from Dave Winer and one from Chris himself, seem to have reignited the Gnomedex conversation. […]

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