New Media Brad
I had the pleasure yesterday of chatting to a 3rd year TV journ student, Ciro De Siena. Ciro and his friends have built a website called Overdrive Motoring. They are competing with a number of other online motoring review brands, but they pack some unique features and insights that a lot of the bigger motoring site lack. Best of all, they have done it on a shoe-string budget. They are now branching into online videos and motoring news, including a video interview of TopGear's Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.
While attending the Digital Freedom Exposition in Cape Town I attended a pretty cool talk by Brian Behlendorf (one of the first contributors to Apache web server) about ten things you may or may not know about open source software. You can read about it courtesy of Tectonic.
It has been a pretty cool day so far, with some really incredible speeches. I had the privilege of attending a rad press conference with Jimmy Wales and Larry Lessig I am going to see if I can package up some of it in a podcast, since they both express some really incredible stuff.
The morning had a few Government and Academic speakers giving the local perspective, followed by the incredible Larry Lessig (if you ever have the opportunity to listen to him, Do It Do It Now!)