I remember back in high school, my co-op teacher told me to "network!" But boy, am I networked out... Podcamp NYC 2.0, UN Meets Web 2.0, IBM's Web 2.0 Conference, Dorkbot, and more... It's been a nice ride, but at one point last week I sat down and said to myself, "I spend more time talking to people about what they're doing and what I'm doing, than I actually spend time doing."
Will I stop? As I start packing for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO annual general meeting (in Saskatoon!), begin looking forward to an NYU conference on social media and prepare a paper for the Harvard Networks in Political Science conference, I'd be a liar if I said "yes".
But I'm trying to slow this down a bit, or at least become more productive in the time between conferences, and on the way to those conferences. Do I have any secrets to share? No, but giving up the things you are addicted to (like instant messengers) is hard and potentially necessary.
Initially I wanted to write about those conferences, but I have nothing to really say. The great side effect about going into the city so much is I try more sushi, though it's not the only time I enjoy raw fish. So to add to the list: (1) Yorktown Heights lab cafeteria sushi, (2) Daruma Japanese Cuisine in Brooklyn, (3) Sharaku at Astor Place, and (4) Kicho (near Mount Kisco!).