By Sunday morning, most of the speakers and bloggers attending the Netroots Nation convention had gone home. In preparation for the convention's final key note—a plenary on "eco-equality"—volunteers in the convention center's gaping main exhibit hall distributed leaflets against various outrages ("No Forced Vaccination" or "Put Impeachment Back on the Table.") Ed Madej, a digital cartographer who blogs on the Daily Kos under the name Ed in Montana, sat alone at one of the tables blanketed with such fliers, checking weather maps on his laptop for any possible disturbances on his way home to Helena.Howie P.S.: My answer to Ari's question is "I don't know, but I wish I did."
"Pittsburgh's my home town and I've been avoiding it for 25 years," he said. "It would take a lot of gumption."
Monday, July 21, 2008
"Netroots Nation Reckons With Life After the Revolution"
Jason Horowitz (The New York Observer):