Monday, June 02, 2008

Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?


So it's "Internet Week '08" here in New York City (hold your applause, please).

Beginning tomorrow and continuing through next Tuesday, various seminars, events, cocktail parties and meet-and-greets will be held at different locations around the city. The basic idea is to give the nation's technological and media bigshots the chance to come together and discuss how to intelligently adapt to the digital world and best use the internet to make a crapload of money. But it'll also give the scrappy movers and shakers among new media -- of which I can now count myself a member -- the chance to rub elbows with the Illuminatian elite of the corporate media. It promises to be an interesting confluence of ideas and cultures, if not the sort of overwhelming boon to the city's prostitution industry that last month's annual Fleet Week was.

Needless to say, I'm totally signed-on for the open bar events.

That's not why I'm mentioning any of this, however.

No, I bring this up because one of the first seminars scheduled for the week is a breakfast panel focusing on the impact of the internet on journalism and vice versa.

It's entitled "Time Warner's Conversations on the Circle: News & Politics."

It's being held at the Time Warner Center, home of none other than CNN -- in fact, it's moderated by CNN's Washington Bureau Chief, Dave Bohrman.

And guess who just registered for it.

(Why the picture? Because if you know who Spacey's character is and what he's saying right there, it's just perfect.)

22 comments:

Mike said...

I probably don't have to ask, but please do a write up or response to the event. I'm interested in what you have to say in the event as well as others.

trish said...

10 bucks says you don't make it through the door. Course if you don't, that'll make for an even better post.

Chez said...

Four words: Don't tase me, bro.

heatherhansma said...

I RULE!

MarkDM said...

You ru ... Damn you, heatherhansma!

Well, anyway, Chez, have fun stormin' the castle.

taylor said...

Interesting - and I'm supposed to be in NYC that very morning. Think they'll let us take pictures?

Girl With Curious Hair said...

I'm gleefully pulling up my chair to see what happens next. Are they really qualified to host such an event though? I mean, they can't even handle their employees blogging.

Warfust said...

I can only imagine what questions you plan to ask, this should make a great post.

em said...

Do you have to use an alias? Are you going as Garth?

Fifth Generation Leftist said...

Well, this should be interesting...

Stephen said...

Give 'em hell!


ps. Rocky's eye

Mr. Controversy said...

Funny how sometimes life provides such...wonderful opportunities to tip the scales in ones favor. Do what must be done.

Jacki Schechner said...

If we went together, do you think their heads would explode?

Chez said...

Bohrman would have security search you for weapons.

kanye said...

Yesterday was the 1st anniversary of Steve Gilliard's passing. Steve was a beat reporter in NYC and one of the first journalists to embrace the World Wide Web. A very real case can be made that Steve Gilliard invented blogging.

Here's a link to a piece that he wrote in 2005: Outlaw Journalism and the Blogs

Normally, I'd consider it gauche to link to another writer's work in comments, Chez, but this dovetails so well into your current situation...give it read.

Besides, it's not like he needs the traffic. :)

Tod said...

Hey, maybe you will get rehired!

(But only if you want to)

You never know. Sometimes the way to be the man, is to beat the man!

Bartski said...

"Illuminatian?" Is that even a word?

Either way, it's a perfect reference . I admit that it took me a few seconds to extract "Illuminati" and realize what you were saying, nevertheless it's the perfect label for the mega-powers that be.

Al said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!

*claps hands giddily awaiting the followup on THIS one*

Give 'em (as civil as possible) HELL!

Ally said...

Not that it matters, but what the hell was Spacey saying in that scene? I've seen the movie, but for the life of me, can't remember!

Gads. Do. Not. make me rent that damn movie just to get it.


Just on the side, you know what's pissing me off? There is literally NOTHING to watch on tv during the day.

MataHari said...

Looking forward to what you have to say about this Chez! Have fun and avoid security.

Blade said...

San Dimas Football Rules!

er.. sorry :D

denesteak said...

I RULE!