Rushing into a BarCamp (neglecting John Stuart Mills)

Seems like an interesting read, The Social Origins Of Good Ideas by Ronald Burt, found via Stowe Boyd and his quotation of John Stuart Mills:

„It is hardly possible to overrate the value … of placing human beings in contact with others dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar… Such communication has always been, and particularly in the present age, one of the primary sources of progress.“

I wonder what this tells us about tonights rush of like-minded people to sign up for the upcoming BarCamp Berlin 3:

After ’roundabout 4 hours of open registration all places are taken – yes, I’m in there too, thanks for asking.

  1. How about everybody coming to Barcamp with a presentation about a personal non-geeky-passion prepared? How awesome would that be? I actually try to do something like this with my “10 things that inspire me”-presentation.

  2. Johannes, I’m in – even when it will add to the amount of sessions in the end.

    Yet, my post was a little bit tongue in cheek – BarCampers are the least homogenous group I’ve experienced.

    But well, I will prepare a mini-session about chocolate, mmm, passion 🙂