Tired of camps about actual from-scratch products, Valley developers, pundits, and businessfolk mixed it up at Mashup Camp, the two-day "unconference" about remixed tech. Laughing Squid tentaclemaster Scott Beale kindly let me abuse his pics from Monday.
Blogger Doc Searls rocks out the Microsoft-lanyard-Firefox-shirt mashup: business in front, party in the back.
"You'd think I'd shave it off, but when I'm in my bowler and three-piece it looks divine."
White-hat lawyers, Mucho Camp invasion, and the hippest user-experience expert in the Valley — all after the jump.
Technorati's Niall Kennedy: "Seriously, you say it through that thing and I'll pay you ten bucks." David Berlind: "For ten bucks? You're on."
"Larry Lessig totally hearts the RIAA!"
He didn't even see the hand until his face was firm in its grip.
The goatse-ing of an entire audience proves disappointing.
Scott visits the nearby Meebo headquarters. "I don't know how he got in here, but I need him evacuated before he takes a photo of the blank whiteboard."
Preserved for posterity, a dot-com geek.
Lawyer Larry Lessig cannot believe you asked about the Eldred case.
Members of the nearby Mucho Camp join the Mashup crowd. But they are still indie, so they will code standing up.
When it's time to blog the camp, everyone cheats off ZDNet's Dan Farber.
Doc Searls: "Hey, my award, don't touch!"
"Psst. You. Wanna buy a mashup of Marilyn Manson and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?"
That's not even special ice. That is the bioluminescence of Jonathan Grubb's face.