Two days before I left for New Zealand, I spoke at Online Northwest
—a one day library technology conference here in Corvallis. The talk was called Hacking Web 2.0
and I stumbled across a summary by Will Stuivenga at the Library and Information Technology Association blog: Online NW: Keynote
. I definitely felt like an outsider, but my guess is that's the perspective they were looking for. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of a different world, and having the chance to chat with several people there. I think there should be more brainstorms between librarians and webheads. We have many big issues in common—even though our day to day problems seem very different.