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  • > Do you really want to hear another talk on how OpenSource software is ready for e-business? Neither do I. ;-)

    Or how someone has written yet another templating system?
    Or how someone has worked with XML?
    Or how someone thinks that social software will take over the world?
    Repeat as unnecessary.
    • Well, everything has gotten stale in the past few years. I'll bet 50 bucks right now that there'll be some wanker talking about the miracles of Orkut as proof of the 'revolution'. It's not like people sitting in the back of the rooms with their laptops and wireless are bothering to pay attention to the talks anyway.

      Maybe they could just have filler like porn movies or LotR extended editions during the day and save the money for the speakers and whatnot for the parties in the evening. Homestar Runner: The

    • Hey, my brother was killed by an open-source XML-based templating system once! You shut your dirty mouth!
      • The doors of the saloon were kicked open, and a man walked through who it seemed had rode through Hell itself. He stalked up to the bar, and the barkeep obliged, coming down to him.

        "What do you need, Mister?"

        "I'm looking for the open-source XML-based templating system that killed my brother."

        Excerpt from I Never Meta Killer, directed by Clint Eastwood, coming to theaters this fall.

        You are what you think.
  • How about Bruce Sterling? He spoke at the American Library Association shindig last year, so I bet he's not too bigtime to show up to the Open Source conference! I even kinda know him sorta a bit.

    (In an ideal world, I'd have him talk, then Brian Eno, then Laurie Anderson. I assume the latter two are much less available, but it wouldn't hurt. Depends on the conf budget -- e.g., Eno would probably have to be flown in from London then. Sterling, in comparison, would probably be just in Austin, rather clo