Try as I may to do otherwise, I come off sounding like a broken record:
By the end of next year there will be three billion people with mobile phones. When talking about the future of the Web, are we to ignore them?
Le Web is going to be an amazing conference (link to program, below). At first glance, I could whine that there is no mobile-related topics. But, it's really not so bad, though it could be better. So, here's a few thoughts on the program for this event:
- I am sure mobile will crop up (as it did all over last time). Maybe that's enough? It's nice that mobile thinking is starting to infuse everything, but it's not enough.
- There are a few mobile-savvy folks speaking. Good start. There should be enough folks to hold up a discussion, should any come up
- dana boyd is under a youth and mobile and Web section. But, she's alone for now. I think this would be a good area to expand the dialog on how mobile and Web collide. Even if it's only under the area of younger users. That's still good and relevant.
So maybe it's not so bad (ufa! stop whining!). And, really, I should, at this time, offer some folks to fit into dana's segment - like fellow Nokia colleagues Chris Heathcote, Matt Jones, Jan Chipchase, Younghee Jung; or David Harper, from Winksite; or Jyri Engeström, from Aula; or, from MIT, Nathan Eagle or Leo Burd, and, of course, many of the amazing contributors to Carnival of the Mobilists. I'll think of others. You can too.
In any case, I'm going (just registered). And I will try not to be monotonous (promise!). Not everything is about mobile, duh. And mobile is not the only thing I care about, duh. Nonetheless, I intend to be an active contributor somehow - I hope my new mission at Nokia should count for something (hint hint, Loïc!).
Link: LE WEB 3: LeWeb3 program.
version 0.55 This program is subject to changes. Please keep sending me (email@example.com) ideas for great speakers, this is very helpful. Speakers with (*) are confirmed.
I do like that there is a segment on European competition. Last time, I was a bit explosive about the 'tyranny' of Silicon Valley. Heh heh.