Ideas are flowing in the GestureBank. I'm speaking on Friday at Yahoo at the invitation of Chad Dickerson, a former colleague at InfoWorld and now Platform Evangelist at the !plex. Chad sent me a reminder today asking for an idea of what I wanted to talk about, which prompted me to pull the covers further over my head and bury the Blackberry under several pillows and Macy the Cat. She purrs when it vibrates--it's my new SoftAlarm setting.
Sometime later it occured to me that, as with many many things these days, the answer to the question was contained within the open pool of metadata and its guiding catchprase (stolen from the NY Lottery) You got to be in it to win it. Short story short: I want to talk about GestureBank, and since the conversation with Tom Maddox I linked to in the previous post went so well, I figured the best way to go was to answer questions from the get-go, with as little setup as possible.
I wondered whether the session was to be recorded, so I called Chad (strange double ring that sounded like European) and sure enough he was in London saying yes, it was recorded "for internal use." I ran the idea of releasing the recording to GestureBank contributors (the folks in the room by default qualify even if they haven't yet registered) and Chad said that could be arranged. We'll work the details out tomorrow.
In other GestureBank news, the beta is now public at www.gesturebank.com. You don't need Gmail to register, although if you want to communicate with us directly, you should provide a Gmail address so we can enable GChat between you (you AT gmail.com) and us (gesturebank AT gmail.com). And I'll be talking on two panels Thursday at 11:45 and then at lunch right after at Ad:Tech in SF if you want to chat in person.