Posts Tagged ‘SXSW’

WE LOVE YOU, NOW PLEASE GO AWAY

October 23, 2012

“The startup and venture capital space is of major interest to all the creative industries that are at the core of the SXSW family of events.”

SXSW managing director Roland Swenson, on exiling the blue-shirts-and-khakis crowd to a spinoff event in Las Vegas, SXSW.com, 23 October 2012

SELF-AWARENESS, WITHOUT THE AWARENESS

March 18, 2010

“I am part of the mid-to-high-profile blogger/media crowd; I’m entitled, but I know how shitty I sound saying that I’m entitled.”

AOL blogger Nick Douglas, inadvertently explaining to himself why he doesn’t get invited to parties, All Shook Down, 17 March 2010

THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S KEYNOTE

March 17, 2010

“In short, the Twitterati in the audience thought our hour-long chat was about as interesting as watching a pair of grandmothers play Canasta.”

Havas Media Lab director Umair Haque, managing to insult grandmothers everywhere while apologizing to SXSW attendees for his disappoint interview with Twitter CEO Evan Williams, Harvard Business Review, 17 March 2010

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