I'll off to Berlin in a few hours. I'm going to the 21st Chaos Communication Congress. I will be speaking about the State of Emergent Democracy. (I am working on my talking points on my wiki.) I usually print out the conference schedule in case the immigration officer wants to know what I am going to be doing in their country, but I noticed that the schedule has stuff like: Lockpicking, Bluetooth Hacking, GameCube Hacking, Hidden Data in Internet Published Documents, Practical Mac OS X Insecurity, SAP R/3 Protocol Reverse Engineering... Maybe I won't carry a printout of this schedule after all. There is a How to Survive page on the wiki about how to lock down your computer for use on the network at the conference. Very good advice for anyone going to any conference with an open LAN, but a bit ominous when you are going to be a conference attended by a lot of serious hackers. I have tried feebly to prepare, but please be nice to me.

It looks like there will be a whole platoon of Wikipedians and some Croquet folks too. Lots of people I haven't seen for awhile as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone. See you soon on the other side.

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he he he:-) it's definitely going to be a blast! and good to get to see you in meatspace too:-)

see you at 21c3 [merry christmas and all that]

I wish you a nice travel.

Hi Joi,
when you arrive you will know of the tragedy that struck south east asia. A place very near my heart. Here are some links that you probably will want to use:

http://penangbloggers.uni.cc/

http://www.jeffooi.com/archives/2004/12/tsunami_kills_5.php

Pietro : I'm just reading about it now. I saw it briefly on CNN in transit in Frankfurt. It's really terrible...

Joi


Reminder - shut off all electronic devices before walking into Conference center.

Also, it might be a good idea to not use your debit/credit card there either :)

have fun, be safe !

I think its called bluesnarfing:

on the John Barlow thing; how will that particular case and how it plays out influence the idea of privacy and democracy? will you talk about this issue?

hope you can get some notes up on this subject.

I guess my question should be: can a blogged discussion be private?

it sort of is like the problem john barlow is having right now: his materials where private, but a security guard searched and found marijuana because of overzeolous searching.

are google search engines causing similar problems: lets say i said something here about...well the president of madagascar, would that mean i need to be investigated? are we supposed to learn cyberdiscretion and ignore things we find by accident

its already happened over at livejournal: are we giving up our right to silence and privacy if we blog everything that comes to mind? or are we simply going to be more careful saying certain things and better at ignoring other things; or at least become more tolerant of other persons rantings.

The 21st Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin is in progress. For those - like me:-( - who have no opportunity to travel to Berlin but still want to know what's going on during the congress, check out the weblog section at the public wiki. Also visit Joi Ito Web.

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