March 11, 2004


Jeneane Sessum announced "PhoneCon", "where we'll be bringing together some of the smartest minds from across the Harbor to talk about talking on the Telephone" (via JOHO).

Any similarity to "BloggerCon" is purely intentional. My favorite:

Tilden for America -- How the Telephone Will Affect the Hayes-Tilden Presidential Campaign of 1876. Keynote Speaker: M. SO. Trippy.

I contributed the following to the various comments:

I've heard that because anyone can become a phoner, we are all orators now. We can route around Big Podium. But the people saying this all seem to be on the A-Directory.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in cyberblather | on March 11, 2004 03:39 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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I loved the comment seth! if the post was gigglesome, the comments have kept me chuckling as well. Here's to good humor and good phone!


Posted by: jeneane at March 11, 2004 09:12 PM

While it is amusing, I reckon that the telephone actually *did* affect political campaigns (and how they were run and organized). I'm not sure how (maybe more centralization because they could, maybe there were issues because voters became more likely to talk to people from other states and so on), but I think discussion of that has the potential to be illuminating.

Posted by: Ravi Nanavati at March 13, 2004 06:46 AM