First of all, thanks to all who made it to this week’s PauseTalk Vol. 48. It was a small gathering — in fact, for the first 20 minutes or so it was just me and Edward — but eventually a few more people showed up, and you’ll find most of them listed below. But this low attendance made me realize something — it’s always the editions that have a very limited number of people that I end up enjoying the most, and that’s because it really gives us a chance to talk together and find out more about each other. I always feel like I get way more out of those intimate sessions, and connect on a deeper level with other attendees. If I worry at all about a low attendance it’s because I don’t want others to feel like they’re not getting what they expected (which is the average crowd of 20 or so). But for me, it’s all good, and in the future I’ll be looking forward to more of these more casual editions of PauseTalk.
Before I get to the list of participants, let me also announce that I’ve finally decided to make the PauseTalk concept (name, format, etc.) available for use by anyone, under a Creative Commons license. There will be be no need to ask me permission to organize a PauseTalk event, although I’ll be happy if you let me know that you’re doing one, just out of curiosity. By the end of the month I’ll be preparing a document — and extended FAQ, if you will — that will lay out what I see a PauseTalk event being about, and how it should be run (or at least how I run it), and it will be available in PDF form (and probably on the PauseTalk website as well). The main reason I’m doing this is because every once in a while I get asked about this kind of thing, and so I figured why not just let anyone do one.
Below, a partial list (but almost complete) of those who attended PauseTalk Vol. 48. The next edition, Vol. 49, will be happen April 4.