ICON 35 Report: Final

Sunday, last day of the con. Most attendees are wandering the halls a bit bleary eyed. While everything is winding down, there are still a few interesting panels. Unfortunately I missed the last Build-A-Blinkie workshop but at least I caught Cory’s last panel of the con, “No User Serviceable Parts Inside”. During that panel Cory and Dave Stagner covered a variety of topics, from feral robot dogs to DRM to the openess of Android phones vs the stability of iPhones. During the mobile phone platform discussion Cory was talking about how Apple’s curating of the app store and how they had infamously kept out certain apps based on content, but later relented. Cory summed up this as:

Angry blog storms is a poor basis to decide what apps I run on my mobile device.

Shortly after that, it was closing ceremonies and ICON 35 came to an end (for most). There was a dead-dog party after clean-up, but we were rather tired and just headed home. Of course the tiredness of last night was nothing compared to the tiredness I feel this morning, as Cory’s needed picking up from the hotel at 4:30 AM to get to the airport in time for his flight. Naturally this means I got up at 3:30 AM to be able to get up/awake/ready and over to the hotel on time. *blargh*

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Thank you for being one of the people who make something like ICON happen.

Listening to Doctorow talk was fascinating, and the instruction I got from Mickey was very useful.

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