It was fun seeing you face-to-face (er, webcam-to-webcam) even with the spotty connection. We'll just have to keep trying, but it was truly a historic day in the Typosphere!
Adwoa, sorry that I missed you. I think you dropped off before I arrived. Kind of had a trying morning, and got there pretty late!
That sounds cool. I don't have Google+ and don?t want to give Google more of my data, but this really teased me to join it... How many typospherians typed in?
Virtually, it was just two: Adwoa and myself. The cafe where the Seattle folks were situated did not have wifi, so I think the laptops were connected via some kind of cell-phone-wifi bridge. Adwoa and I could see one another clearly, being on dedicated lines, but at least for me, the Washington side was a little hard to see.Now think about all the technology involved to make this happen, just so we could watch a hundred-year-old typewriter being passed around. Despite technical difficulties, this was a fun first try.
You guys have to let me know about the second try, this sounds like too much fun to miss!
We had an interesting discussion of how infrastructure-dependent the modern tools are as compared to, say, typewriters. We all enjoyed se3eing your faces and waving at you.
It was a very good first try, and the resulting excitement among participants is an excellent indicator that this needs to happen more often! There were only a couple of virtual log-ins: mpclemens and myself. However, as more people sign in to Google Plus (and manage to stay awake for the proceedings!), it will hopefully expand. I should also say that we have been having interesting discussions about typewriters over at G+ - it is THE social network of the typosphere. (I don't use it for anything else myself; that's why I have facebook.)
I saw you for just a couple of seconds but I don't know how the view was on your end. Thanks for stopping by.
Sorry I missed it - was visiting away from home and without a connection.
Sorry that I had not heard of this before today. Sounds like great fun. Especially since I just got my Hermes Rocket back from the shop with a restored platen!
Hello David - Nice to meet you! Be sure to keep up with typosphere.net; that is where all news and events in the typosphere are posted.