Not sure if the emoticon-in-title is really the way to go, but I can’t express it any other clearer than that. If CEBIT represents the worst in trade shows, the Maker’s Faire represents the best in them. No other event that I know of combines the openness, creativity and resourcefulness (well, maybe Burning Man) like Maker’s Faire does. Unfortunately, I have a personal conflict this year and won’t be able to be there. So to those in the Bay Area who can go, please do so, and I’d like to encourage everyone to find a way to represent that creative energy independently. Some ideas:
- Upload all your photos to Flickr – not exactly original, but the more the merrier!
- Write a blog post chronicling your favorite inventions
- Do your own video show, put it on YouTube (heck, you can be justin.tv for a day if you want)