High-brow, web 2.0 atmosphere? Um. You must be talking about a
considerably more glamorous project than the one I work on -- perhaps
one that features Aeron chairs in the lobby, swank cocktail parties
held at local museums and late lunches with venture capitalists in
Silicon Valley. You know, the project where celebrities swoon when you
mention it and the red carpet is rolled out so old-media moguls can
kowtow to us as we kick back with with a freshly squeezed guava juice
protein shake, put our adidas up on the desk, and write checks for
millions to employees with vague job descriptions.
Oh wait, that last bit does happen. Except for the checks for millions part.
At any rate, we have tried lots of different venues around the city
looking for a good fit, and I say giving the library a try sounds like
a good plan. It's central, easy to get to, and surely we can find
somewhere to go for drinks afterwards. If it doesn't work out, we'll
try somewhere else. We've had a few offers of space hosting, and
there's always outdoors when it warms up a bit. All meetups do not
have to be all things to all people, especially since we now seem to
be on a bit of a roll with them.
-- phoebe (who is *cough* a librarian)
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 7:56 PM, Jason Dusek <jsnx(a)lolcatbible.com> wrote:
This is not at all the high-brow, web 2.0 atmosphere
had in mind for a Wikipedia event. To quote a recently topical
talk page...where is the WIKIPEDIA?
Admittedly, the public library is easier to get to for me, as
a Missionite. I'll probably come to this one. All I'm saying
is, I've seen it tried before.
Maybe things are better now -- I never go to the public
library any more.