Audio from the Webfonts Panel at TypeCon2009

Written by Stephen Coles on July 20, 2009

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.

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?


  1. johno says:

    Wonderful. You post this just as I reach for the off-button, and prepare to get some sleep.

  2. Joe Clark says:

    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.

  3. Paul Downey says:

    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

  4. Typographica says:

    Nifty site, Paul. Now I just need a way to reorder all the tweets chronologically.

  5. Awesome, thanks for posting.

  6. Sam Grant says:

    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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