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So what about the DJ?

Filed in: Web 2.0 2007, Thu, Apr 19 2007 10:30 PT

You know what I like? Subtlety.

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo this week, I went to a party held by one of the sponsors. (Which one is sort of irrelevant to the story.) There was a point where the DJ stopped, and the sponsor’s rep came out and said a few words.

Now, this is the part I loved. After the rep walked off, the next song the DJ spun was Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”. And that’s when I started laughing my ass off. I like lyrics, see, and knowing as many DJs as I do, I can tell when they do, too.  The song’s chorus contains the following lyric:

(we) always seem to be governed by this love we have for useless twisting of our new technology

Coincidence? You decide. I’m inclined to believe it wasn’t. Did anyone else notice?

Jeremy Keith has a posse

Filed in: accessibility, Web 2.0 2007, Wed, Apr 18 2007 15:18 PT

Yesterday at the Web 2.0 Expo, I had a chance to see Jeremy Keith’s session titled “The Beauty in Standards and Accessibility”. (If you happened to catch that and my session earlier in the day, I’m sure you got the point that standards-based development is kind of important when it comes to making reasonably-sized sites reasonably accessible.)

What I didn’t expect to see was the crowd of people that followed him for the quarter-mile walk from the session room up to the speakers room, where he handed out copies of his book, Bulletproof Ajax. It was fascinating to see this guy being swarmed by people as he left the room. I got the sense that they would gladly have carried him on their shoulders.

Jeremy wrote about it on his blog, but in typical British Irish-living-in-Britain style, left out the details of his new fan club, and it is my responsibility to state for posterity that Jeremy does, in fact, have a posse.

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