wakemp / Bill Kempthorne

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  1. “The Problem of Sock Puppets” (On the Media)

    > This month, a user on the website Metafilter started a thread critiquing Dilbert creator Scott Adams. Other site regulars piled on, but one newly registered user mounted a strident defense of Adams. The new user reminded everyone that Scott Adams was a “multi-millionaire,” that Scott Adams possessed a “certified genius IQ” and that Scott Adams’s detractors were angry haters. Metafilter moderator Josh Millard talks to Brooke about what you do when a celebrity joins your website anonymously in order to attack his critics.

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  2. MacTalk Podcast at Webstock 2011 - Merlin Mann

    Webstock 2011 opened with an excellent workshop by the inimitable Merlin Mann, entitled: What’s (Maybe, Kinda, Sorta) Next for You? Steps Toward Futureproofing Your Passion.

    Merlin was kind enough to sit down with me after his presentation to chat about his many podcasts, Getting Things Done, Productivity MacGuffins, insanely good Mac software and Paul Hogan.

    I apologise for the rambling nature of this podcast. I was incredibly star struck by Merlin and his generosity of time and spirit caught me a little off guard. But it’s a wonderful experience to meet one of your idols and find out they’re as good a person as you’ve always hoped they’d be.

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  3. MacTalk Podcast at Webstock 2011 - Natasha Lampard & Mike Brown

    The final chapter of our Webstock adventure sees us talking to Mike Brown & Natasha Lampard, the super-awesome primary organisers of the Webstock conference. Again, it’s also short as these two are incredibly busy, but Pete asks them about how they put on such a damn fine show, how they choose their speakers and why Wellington?

    Also want to put a post-script to this entry, to say that Webstock is by far, the best conference I’ve ever been to. Never before has a tech conference had me cry, laugh and contemplate my past, present and future like Webstock has. Unless I commit a crime in the next 12 months and New Zealand won’t let me in, you can bet your arse I’ll be back.

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  4. MacTalk Podcast at Webstock 2011 - Marco Arment

    In the penultimate episode of our Webstock experience, Pete talks to the man behind Instapaper, Marco Arment. It’s a bit short because Marco is a man in demand (plus, Webstock is pretty cool and why would we deny Marco his own Webstock experience?). They talked about Marco being the saviour of long form journalism and Marco’s two cents on Apple’s new in-app subscription rules.

    —Huffduffed by wakemp