I’m here in Shanghai attending Sun Tech Days. This is a soup-to-nuts show, everything from the operating system up to Web Tier Orchestration. I am definitely playing the wild-eyed-crazy role in this production; my messages of radical openness and Web 2.0 inside-out information flows and doing not necessarily Java-based Web development are a little outside for this crowd, I think. But they have something we don’t have at most of our New World tech shows: a talent contest!
The prize was a lovely and only lightly Sun-branded black leather jacket. There were six entries (one was a pair, so seven contestants). These two came off so close in the crowd voting that they both won. (Warning, 20MB QuickTime).
They both got way more applause than I did.
Taken with the little Canon A710 IS. I really don’t understand video. When I asked iMovie to export this “for the Web”, I got a horrible flickery jaggedy image, way worse than YouTube. I fiddled the parameters but I don’t understand them and could only get it down this small. Back in 2004 I was getting good quality and packing 50+ seconds into only 8M. What’s changed?