# 2008 10 01 tweets

Good grief; it's been a week since I've even been able to come up with 140 characters about anything.

What little of today actually belongs to me will hereby be spent lying around reading a novel.

@chutry: Hey, totally looking forward to seeing you there!

Traveled today for the first time since getting home from Paris. TSA has new uniforms. Continental has new planes. Service remains the same.

It does not surprise me that the AT&T Conference Center has very nice phones. It does surprise me that they're made by Cisco.

Just wrapped up Flow with very genial pub after-party. Now packing for heinously early flight back to SoCal. $$Then maybe one more beer\.$$

Digging my way out of an avalanche of paperwork. Surely there should be a Saint Bernard with a little keg of brandy somewhere nearby?

On the plane $$headed out to give a talk at MITH$$.

At the hotel. The kitchen closed 30 minutes before I got in, but the bartender took pity on me and let me take a beer back to my room.

Going to give this going to sleep thing a shot. It's 10 pm in SoCal, so I'm hopeful that it will work...

Talk at MITH completely rocked, if I do say so myself. Now sitting in the lounge at IAH, about to go catch the next flight home.

@mkirschenbaum: Hey, thanks! And thanks again for having me out there. Do you know if the podcast survived, or did Audacity fail?

Oui, on peut: http://tinyurl.com/5u376q

Just out of curiosity: how do you negotiate the politics of unfollowing? Do you ruthlessly drop the overtweeters, or do you suffer through?

@noradio: Heh. I like the image of everybody scrambling to see if I'm still there. $$Honestly, though, this is nonspecific; just curiosity\.$$

@amandafrench: That's my sense as well. But I'm curious whether there's been much in the way of study $$as on unfriending$$.

@calamityjake: Hey, thanks! I didn't realize the review was up. It's a great book -- my favorite of Lessig's, I think...

@academicdave: Complete agreement. I use Pages, which can open .doc files fine, but converting from .docx breaks all the formatting.

@mkirschenbaum: Woo-hoo! But trying to get mine in today, anyhow.

Got a coupon in the mail from Jiffy Lube; familiar-looking design offering me "an oil change we can believe in." Opportunism or endorsement?

What's the word you use when you're talking about all the people affected by an organization rather than just customers? Not clientele but -

*Stakeholders.* Sheesh.

@profbfromwv: yes, it's the word I was trying to remember, but as it turns out not the right word for the context.

@profbfromwv: was trying to find a term for the folks whose work is published by university presses. Finally went with "authors."

New blog post: Coming Back http://tinyurl.com/6ajqkc

New blog post: 2001 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/2001/