Web 2.0 Con: The Democratic Convention by any other name

Info overload: At the Web 2.0 Summit, just sat through a ten-minute State of the Internet slide show. Way too fast to process, so presenter Mary Meeker from Morgan Stanley said she'd put it online.

Then FedEx VP Robert Carter gave a talk about "atoms and bits" — combining access to info with access to quickly moving goods. Upshot: I'm not sure. All the FedEx guys have tablet PCs now?

His presentation would make futurist Bruce Sterling blush — a string of quotes like "We are in an age where we do not see the present until it has already faded" over time-lapse video of traffic and sunsets. It felt like watching Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy.

Right, next up is Windows Live and Cyworld.