Yesterday at TypeCon2009 in Atlanta, 11 representatives from the type community packed a stage to discuss the controversial and convoluted issue of licensing fonts for the web. I sat at the AV table and recorded the session for TypeCon. The full two hours of audio is now online. SOTA hopes to follow with video later, but I thought the interest was strong enough to warrant posting something audible as soon as we could.
Maybe we should have cut the 30 seconds of relaxed jazz at the beginning, but I find it an amusing counterpoint to the urgency and heat of the discussion. It beats the more obvious “Ride of the Valkyries”.
You can also have a look at Typographica’s Twitter stream which I filled with a play-by-play and a bit of commentary from the event. Anyone got a script that will take a selection of Tweets and post it reverse order for posterity?
Wonderful. You post this just as I reach for the off-button, and prepare to get some sleep.
This will have to be available as an MP3 I can listen to on my iPod. I’m not sitting fixedly in my chair staring at Safari as it slowly gets eaten alive by a Flash app.
Thanks for the write-up, and the audio — sounds like a great session on an important topic!
As for publishing your tweets, suggest you try http://listoftweets.com/
Nifty site, Paul. Now I just need a way to reorder all the tweets chronologically.
Awesome, thanks for posting.
Great discussion. I agree with Joe, that this should be a downloadable podcast. My students and I have been talking about this for the last month.
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