Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Everyone's famous on the Internet! And the webstars really shine in Scott Beale's Wednesday photos from O'Reilly ETech 2006. In this edition, Ted Rheingold of Dogster, 3/4 of the Boing Boing crew, and an episode of escalating violence.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Ed Batista, attention pimp.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Dogster's Ted Rheingold and ex-Technoratian Niall Kennedy give the white man's gang sign.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Simply Hired's Dave McClure, moments before shrieking "Your sun! It burns me!" and running back to his Gevil lair.

After the jump, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

"Dear team: kicking into high-gear networking mode. Send more striped shirts."

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Mark, Xeni, and Cory of Boing Boing rest between glamorous international spy missions.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Geek-hobo proliferation reminds O'Reilly what they left out: "Oh damn! We always forget the CHAIRS!"

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

"Hmmm, I just might have a 'project' I could fit this pipe into, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN."

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Ted didn't actually use his laptop — just sat there all day posing. It's tough being pretty.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

"Sure, you could use these gadgets for their intended purposes, but where's the fun in that?"

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

Tech writer Annalee Newitz blasts away at MAKE Magazine's marshmallow shooter.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

And she stood there for an hour, waiting for something to happen.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

This would've been the perfect moment for Ted's "I play trumpet in a ska band" hat.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

The marshmallow projectile beaned a bellhop and neatly severed the Internet connection. Only the latter got noticed.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

MAKE Magazine pits Roombas in an armed fight to the death.

Geeking out: ETech 2006, Wednesday

"House meeting, everyone. Okay, have we learned our lesson about shooting and fighting today? Now I want you all to make Annalee a nice 'Get Well' card."

ETech 2006 Photos [Laughing Squid]
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