Back from the Firefox party … Jeff Ubois on book scanning on Dave Winer’s RSS couch

Whew, what a day. I spent the whole day with Sam Sethi, who heads up TechCrunch UK. He showed me around the London software industry today and there’s a lot happening here.

Anyway, all that is for another day. I’m totally beat. Visited something like six pubs, walked and walked, visited two tech-heavy parties (ended up at the Firefox 2.0 launch party, where I gathered dozens of business cards that I’ll have to sort through after some sleep).

But, check out the interesting conversation I had with Jeff Ubois over on ScobleShow — the chat took place on Dave Winer’s new “RSS couch.” This is a much different kind of interview than I’ve had before — Maryam was just listening in and said it was one of my best. All about the impact of tech companies on libraries and book scanning and archiving of the world’s information. If you care about the storage and preservation of information, this is an 44-minute interview you’ll probably find valuable.

Jeff is a former co-chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Television Interest Group and is an expert about issues in digital file preservation and archiving.

Anyway, thanks to Hugh and Sam and everyone else who showed up (about 20 people met us at the statue).

49 thoughts on “Back from the Firefox party … Jeff Ubois on book scanning on Dave Winer’s RSS couch

  1. You are right, there is a lot happening in London but, as prices are so high there, there are lots of great tech elsewhere in the UK as well. Here in Dundee there’s great games companies, not to mention some of the best bio-tech anywhere in the world. Next time you are in the UK, you should look us up, besides, us Scots know how to party. šŸ˜‰

    Cheers,
    Gary
    http://www.garyshort.org/

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  2. You are right, there is a lot happening in London but, as prices are so high there, there are lots of great tech elsewhere in the UK as well. Here in Dundee there’s great games companies, not to mention some of the best bio-tech anywhere in the world. Next time you are in the UK, you should look us up, besides, us Scots know how to party. šŸ˜‰

    Cheers,
    Gary
    http://www.garyshort.org/

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  3. The Windows Live dude here….! Was great to meet you Robert. Hugh too. Especially enjoyed your points about the YouTube/Google acquisition. An overall surreal experience though; meeting up with a bunch of geeks id never met before and going for a few pints.

    Tried to make it to the Firefox party but got caught up in the office :-/

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  4. The Windows Live dude here….! Was great to meet you Robert. Hugh too. Especially enjoyed your points about the YouTube/Google acquisition. An overall surreal experience though; meeting up with a bunch of geeks id never met before and going for a few pints.

    Tried to make it to the Firefox party but got caught up in the office :-/

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  5. Aawwww it can’t have been that great’a “Pished as newts” tour if your able to post when you get back!

    Come on Robert… 6 pubs.. Is that all?

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  6. Aawwww it can’t have been that great’a “Pished as newts” tour if your able to post when you get back!

    Come on Robert… 6 pubs.. Is that all?

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  7. Great day indeed. Thank you Robert, Hugh, Sam and all the crawlers. Revolutions have been started by less men (and taken less time!). So… when is the next Scoblecrawl?

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  8. Great day indeed. Thank you Robert, Hugh, Sam and all the crawlers. Revolutions have been started by less men (and taken less time!). So… when is the next Scoblecrawl?

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  9. A truly excellent way to spend a Friday afternoon – Drinking with a large group, most of whom you’ve not met before, but who made excellent company. My notable “mentions” for excellent beer buddies have to include Ivan Pope, the Martin Davies, Martin Judd, Sam Sethi and Hugh Macloud, as well as Robert. PS Robert, don’t forget about making use of veotags on podtech or at the very least asking Guy Kawasaki about them when you see him next.

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  10. A truly excellent way to spend a Friday afternoon – Drinking with a large group, most of whom you’ve not met before, but who made excellent company. My notable “mentions” for excellent beer buddies have to include Ivan Pope, the Martin Davies, Martin Judd, Sam Sethi and Hugh Macloud, as well as Robert. PS Robert, don’t forget about making use of veotags on podtech or at the very least asking Guy Kawasaki about them when you see him next.

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  11. I’ve got chronic tinea. And it’s itchy! It started in my toes, but didn’t waste any time making its way to my crotch.

    Bugger, sometimes it’s tough being a Kiwi!

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  12. I’ve got chronic tinea. And it’s itchy! It started in my toes, but didn’t waste any time making its way to my crotch.

    Bugger, sometimes it’s tough being a Kiwi!

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  13. Hi Robert and all,

    Was great to meet you and everyone (albeit briefly) – I was the guy from the British Library. Don’t always get the chance to grab a couple of beers before heading back to work in the afternoon! And cheers for the photos, Darren.

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  14. Hi Robert and all,

    Was great to meet you and everyone (albeit briefly) – I was the guy from the British Library. Don’t always get the chance to grab a couple of beers before heading back to work in the afternoon! And cheers for the photos, Darren.

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  15. Matt: the search comparison I was doing is for simply:

    scoble

    Not “Scoble’s blog.”

    Lots of people search the search engines for “scoble” so that’s the more important one to fix.

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  16. Matt: the search comparison I was doing is for simply:

    scoble

    Not “Scoble’s blog.”

    Lots of people search the search engines for “scoble” so that’s the more important one to fix.

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