Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Beers & Innovation
I spoke last night at NMK's latest Beers & Innovation, which was quite fun - the discussion got a bit heated at times, which is usually a good sign. Interesting conversations and people, although I guess the fact that things did get contentious meant some people are...errr...not my friends.
Thanks to the NMK kru for inviting me.
Well, OK, the constraints of blank verse can make a man cruel! Sorry, Umair - I just have an inherent preference for hearing about sites that people have created and how they work, rather than the meta-level. Nothing personal as such - though I do think you were pretty damn rude (in being very dismissive) to some of your interlocutors.
Nothing personal taken, it was pretty funny. Would be interested to hear who/what you felt I dismissed though :)
Thx for the comment.
I thought you did a great job mixing it up. It's meant to be about lively debate and that sometimes involves a little disagreement, non?
Thanks, and thx for your question that night which kicked off the discussion!!
B&I isn't meant to be a love-in and I think people really appreciate the diverse points of view expressed. As well as facilitating open debate it's supposed to be about bringing different disciplines and perspectives together; sometimes useful progressions even come out if it... Not argument for the sake of it, but because peope are challenging each other and getting a broader perspective that way. Everyone I spoke to thought it was a great night and a very enlightening discussion.
Thanks again for taking part. Sorry for the delay in contributing. Madness of 3 nights out at events in a row and changing jobs etc.