At this year's Foo Camp, Chumby Industries CEO Steve Tomlin and co-founder bunnie huang revealed the highly anticipated, pre-beta chumby. The chumby is a small, wifi-enabled, Linux touchscreen device designed for "people who want the Internet around them all the time." Applications include social networks, blogs, auctions, and so forth - essentially, anything that you want to include in your Internet highlight reel.
Over time, it's been primarily civil within the digg community. Recently, however, there was a minor furor around
the HD-DVD encryption key being distributed via digg. Visits to the site were dominated by a vocal
minority on one side, regulators on the other, and digg stuck in
the middle with its hijacked home page. Digg CEO Jay Adelson hosted a conversation today at Foo Camp to discuss their experience.
Last night marked the opening of Foo Camp: O'Reilly Media's annual get-together of technologists, futurists, cultural creatives, artists, and other folks wonderful. Here's a quick snapshot of memorable bits from last night:
Last year's Burning Man community spoke loudly about starting efforts to make the event more eco-friendly. How can we reduce the playa's carbon footprint? How can we recycle or reuse building materials, food supplies, bottles and cans, or other discards? Should there be requirements imposed upon art cars? And so on.