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Friday, April 03, 2009

A Taco Moment in Austin

(from sxsw interactive in mid March)

The sun was finally out and meeting what I had expected on the trip. The first four days had been shockingly wet and cold for Austin, but on day 5-- clear skies, bright sun, greens, blues and vibrant colors leaping to life.

We sat down under a newly planted stick-tree that cast just enough shade to make sunglasses unnecessary. The white Styrofoam boxes spread out in front of us contained our "soft-taco lunch sets" and crispy homemade tortilla chips with too small thimble sized plastic cups of green and red salsa. At last, it felt like Texas.

We ate and chatted about all the inspiring seminars we had attended and we watched the youngish technorati walking by talking animatedly about this or that new gadget or concept. The buzz in the air was almost visible- as the twitterers tweeted- and the iphone'rs messaged each other and used their 3G Google maps to locate the best parties that would be packed and loud that night.

It was my first "South by Southwest" Interactive Convention- a mix of old school laid back creativity and high speed overdrive technology. Add sunshine, and Texas tacos and enjoy

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