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Hard News: It's NetHui Week

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  • Sacha,

    I'm part of the Digital Inclusion panel at 4pm on Wednesday which I am looking forward to. Anyone who's attending, do say hi any time during the three days - I look like my Twitter avatar (for now).

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16614 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    I feel I should go to these things to help ny career, but have this massive aversion to standing in a room balancing a sandwich and a glass of wine while chatting to a bunch of (almost entirely) blokes who I don't know.

    (I used to go to expos in Europe when I was doing sales support - that was better as we went in a gang and had a booth area to hang out/nest in).

    My suggestion for anyone gregarious wanting a start up business is a networking service for the curmudgeonly - you fill a form in with what you want to achieve and who you'd like to meet, and they rep for you and set up some coffee dates, job interviews or whatever.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4444 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    It's mainly group discussion sessions and presentations rather than schmoozing (couple of specific 'networking' sessions in the programme). Certainly not a trade expo.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16614 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Twitter stream may also give some idea of the different people attending.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16614 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    Certainly not a trade expo.

    Anything but.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18827 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Knightly,

    I'm on the economic opportunities panel on Friday morning, sharing lessons from our fast-growing video games export sector.

    However, I'm just as passionate about how we can beef up e-learning, e-health and citizen engagement using games and game techniques. We get a lot of our digital literacy from games and games are the early adopters of many new approaches

    For me, NetHui is about connecting with diverse Internet stakeholders and users, not just the 'usual suspects'.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    InternetNZ has released twin reports on the economic impact of the internet in New Zealand, from Infometrics and NZIER.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18827 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    Since you mention the TPPA, there was the ars technica artical the other day on the change in U.S. language around copyright (linking the change to ACTA getting the slapdown in Europe)

    article

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 871 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    The sheer virtuosity of modern conference presentations is a thing to behold.

    Comic Sans, amirite...

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 796 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Stephen Knightly,

    Did you hear about when Dracula got management consultants in? They said he needed to interact more with stakeholders....

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4444 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to David Hood,

    Since you mention the TPPA, there was the ars technica artical the other day on the change in U.S. language around copyright (linking the change to ACTA getting the slapdown in Europe)

    Meanwhile the Granny is going all, “The TPPA Is Here To Help Deliver You To Greater Prosperity”.

    Already, NZ's ICT sector is coming out against it in its present form. If worst comes to worst, I hope they do a Wikipedia-esque Black Out.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to DeepRed,

    Meanwhile the Granny is going all, “The TPPA Is Here To Help Deliver You To Greater Prosperity”.

    What a thoroughly mad argument.

    No worries, folks! We can just sign the agreement then ignore it! What could go wrong?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18827 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Had a skim. They don't mention the impact of the Internet in enabling the fisking of ridiculous concepts like "consumer surplus" (this prices goods and services we have today in terms of what people would have paid for them at a historical point. For instance, one might ascribe a huge value to an airline ticket, on the grounds than someone in 1850 might have given a huge amount to travel to NZ in a day of relative comfort, rather than months on a leaky sailing ship with a 10% mortality rate. Then, you regard that value as actual money, so by being able to fly to the UK without dying of typhus, we have "earnt" many years of wages, subjected of course to inflators, deflators and fudge factors).

    Also, if the Internet contributed so much to economic growth, why was growth mostly faster in the decade *before* internet access became widespread? (I use US growth as a proxy - that country probably has the highest level of Internet adoption).

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4444 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    What a thoroughly mad argument

    it's our government's one, coincidentally.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16614 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    (I use US growth as a proxy - that country probably has the highest level of Internet adoption).

    It's 27th.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3206 posts Report Reply

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