To begin with my deepest apologies to all, in particular to the participants at the WIPO training July 11, 12, and the Advisory Board at innovation.tank, who have been waiting for what I said that I would write and deliver. I have been bogged down and the excuses are my own, so I will be dealing with them as best as I can and not clutter this space unduly.
NOW! Today is August 1, and it is THE national Swiss holiday. The folks will go bananas with fireworks later this evening, but otherwise it tends to be a nice holiday right smack in the middle of the summer. I started the day by giving tensoriana a whole new post about DRM, fiddled with the template and decided that indeed, I better get back to the drawing board. On bloglines I had over six thousand posts to read, and I am not going to read them all. In endo things were a bit more down to size, just a bit over 1’600! Blimey! I did use some of the comfort features in endo and added a few links to my delicious with news items that I find of interest, if not alarming; these roll over as the first item on the right navigation column on this blog.
Here are really good news – in Portuguese – directly form the aggregator, that is, the early registration for SHIFT has been extended until August 20th. It is a good thing, I have yet to register although I am slated for both co-leading the Creativity Workshop and making a presentation on intellectual property and software.
Uma vez que recebemos vários emails a pedir para se inscreverem na conferência após a data limite (30 Julho) para o desconto especial de 50%, e uma vez que aparentemente metade do planeta está ou estava de férias, a organização da SHiFT decidiu alargar o prazo para o pré-registo na conferência.
Assim, e não havendo certamente uma repetição desta medida, o desconto especial estende-se aos registos efectuados até dia 20 de Agosto!.
Aos restantes que se inscreveram atempadamente, irá ser enviado um pedido de pagamento a partir dos próximos dias, sendo que se não tiverem recebido o respectivo pedido até dia 20, devem entrar em contacto com a organização.
Vemo-nos em Setembro!
Did I say back to the drawing board? I meant, back to writing!