David Pogue, the Keynote speaker at the STC 2009 conference, gave one of the funniest keynotes we've ever had. It was a shame that it wasn't recorded. However, I found a recording of a similar keynote address he gave to TED last year. The first half is similar to the one he gave to us and the second half contains two more songs. The recording is at Talks David Pogue: "When it comes to tech, simplicity sells" : http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/david_pogue_says_simplicity_sells.htmlThere is also a video on YouTube of his closing song, iPhone: The Music Video:
David has a brief bio on his site at davidpogue.com:
New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology's worst interface-design offenders, and provides encouraging examples of products that get it right. To funny things up, he bursts into song.
David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, "Pogue's Posts."
David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos.
With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes over 100 titles.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Shenandoah Conservatory.
He's been profiled on both "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes." He lives with his wife and three young children in Connecticut. His website is davidpogue.com.
Thank yousLet's have a huge round of applause for SIG member Brenda Huettner who organized this year's guide. The STC Atlanta host chapter had a fantastic attitude about this, which should set a precedence for future guides: they took for granted that they should assist with collecting information. It was regarded as all in the line of duty for a host chapter. That is how accessibility should be - a natural part of any project! Al Hood and Carol Boe from the STC Atlanta chapter deserve a special round of applause, too.
More to comeThe guide on the conference site is actually a collection of pages, and not a PDF that was also printed in the past to be handed out at the conference. As you plan your trip, you print the pages you need to take with you on the trip, or you can download to a convenient gadget of your choice. We sincerely hope that all attendees will find useful information in the accessibility information collected in the links provided here. We will continue to update the permanent page for the guide, as well as broadcast tips on our Twitter account, @stcaccess, up to and during the conference. If you want to share some tips, please do so - here in the comments section or on Twitter. And for those traveling to Atlanta - have a safe and pleasant trip!
- Getting to Atlanta
- Getting Around Atlanta
- Traveling with your Service Animal
- Pharmacies and Emergency Care