Group Genius Weekend
May 21 - 23, 1999Palo Alto knOwhere Store
"This has been an excellent weekend. The best Gathering ever. I'm especially
happy with the increasing diversity of members. The brainstorming system
was very good..." --David M. Anderson
"A great and brain-jazzing experience -- a real thought-hunting expedition
I'll want to make as often as I can!" --Greg Bear
"Expecting the unexpected is good practice for explicating the inexplicable,
and finally for effing the ineffible...Much enjoyed the weekend.
Learned a lot -- the real point. Thanks!" --Gregory Benford
"It didn't suck -- which considering the current state of my endocrine
neurotransmitter system, is saying a lot." --Michael M. Butler
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Optimism burned brightly here -- what a
step forward!" --Matt Day
"Very very worthwhile for me. Big vote of appreciation for Chris, Matt and
supporters." --Doug Engelbart
"Fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas with intelligent, creative people.
Working with Vernor Vinge on a work of fiction was a high point." --Peri Frantz
"If you attended past conferences, you are necessarily infected with an
incurable disease that will last a (long) lifetime. The deeper your symptoms,
the better the world will be sooner." --Christopher Fry
"An interesting experiment in group genius mind melding." --John Gilmore
"A milestone in our journey to better understand our future." --Robin D.
"Totally useful and unique. We are entering a new realm of the means of
innovation. People who want to be stakeholders in the future need to watch
this process." --Jan Hauser
"It was fun. Excellent snacks." --Joanne Jacobs
"Attended four great sessions." --Ted Kaehler
"Terrific experience for one of the unenlightened! Can't imagine a more
delightful introduction to the world of nanotechnology...Thanks for
including me." --Suzanne Kelly
"People I wouldn't have met anywhere else -- but needed to. People I haven't
seen for years -- but should have. Thanks for the chances and second chances."
"Tremendous energy, chaos, enthusiasm, groping and formation of solutions."
"Definitely the best conference in this genre that I've been to...
I was totally impressed." --Luke Nosek
"I learned a lot about leading and joining groups and creating products.
I'll be using this for years!" --Chris Phoenix
"A great opportunity to talk to some very smart and interesting people.
I learned a lot and taught a little." --Steve Postrel
"A lot of fun -- interesting minds at play." --Virginia Postrel
"I loved the conference. First time I really needed some clones to attend
all the events." --Steve Pruitt
"Fascinating schmoozathon!" -- Eric S. Raymond
"Cool conference -- very stimulating and refreshing -- so many of my heros
here." --James L. Rice
"This was an extraordinary gathering of stimulating, diverse people. One great
conversation after another. I went home filled with new ways of moving ahead
with my writing and thinking. A wonderful experience." -- Gregory Stock
"I haven't had such a high concentration of great conversations in years."
-- Dave Thau
"Had a great time and was exposed to fascinating ideas -- and, more
importantly -- fascinating sources of ideas." -Vernor Vinge
"One of the best times I've had at a conference, ever! Looking forward to the
next one!" --Charles Vollum
"The first time I attended a conference in this format. A great experience in
itself. The people in this group are phenomenal. The topics fascinating.
Thank you all who have worked to put this together." --Pierluigi Zappacosta
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