WordCamp 2007 proved both extremely valuable to me, personally and professionally, and to my wallet. At $25., you will not get more for less any place. Lunch included! Amazing. Yes, there is hope for human kind. Such a ethos of digital “socialismo” and open source information cross-contribution reminds me of them good ol’ days when the web (then called “the net”) seemed to me a daily digital Christmas.
I fear only that we’d take such things for granted, which, like taking democracy itself for granted, puts us at risk of incalculable loss.
Thanks again to Donncha O Caoimh for helping a fool through the less than fool-proof registration process.