Wednesday, September 06, 2006


This has been an awesome start to the VI Computer Law conference, although I don't know if I'm allowed to say this as one of the organisers, so take my praise with a pinch of salt. The first Geek Law workshop had a bit of everything geek: killer robots, SETI, the Matrix, Power Rangers, virtual property, MMORPGs, anime, manga, porn, thermodynamics, Harry Potter, 1984, and more references to Monty Python than the Holy Grail's special edition DVD. We also discovered that Disney and Beckham are geek too.

My highlights? Anime, anime, anime; a MIDI rendition of The Girl From Ipanema; feeling that gaming is OK (or not if you want a social life); and a limerick that ends with "De minimis non curat lex".

Paraphrasing Lilian Edwards, "this was like a normal conference, but without all the boring papers".


Thomas Otter said...

Agreed. Pity the day job called me back to Germany, but I enjoyed my two days in academia. Lovely meeting you and the other law Geeks.

geeklawyer said...

I can't but help feel I should have been the keynote speaker.

Not because I have anything to say but just because my nick is better than anyone else's in this context.

oh well!

Andres Guadamuz said...

You can always attend GikII 2: The Sequel.

Lilian said...

Indeed you shopuld have sent us a paper!!
Thanks Andres. I enjoyed it too :)
I am also bone tired. You should try running a conference AND moving to the other end of the country.
Today I have proper Net access for first time in a week :-))
Sorry I missed the Friday!