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My brain hurts!

April 18th, 2008 by marcus

I’m off to Canberra this morning.

I had the best of intentions of replying in detail to a lot of the ideas and comments that have been raised over the last few days. But the sheer rate and volume of contributions have made that impossible. I’ve read everything i can get my hands on and am trying to process it all.

Unless i shout everyone else down (the thought has crossed my mind but some of those actors are actually trained to project their voices so i don’t want to get in a shouting competition with them) there’s no way i’ll get a chance to raise many of the issues that has been raised over the last week at the summit.

What i will do is try and represent the perspectives and issues raised as much as i can in the various bits and pieces that i get to make some sort of contribution to. We’ll see whether that works at all i guess.

In the meantime, in the interests of a reality check, i thought i’d share this contribution from the Director of The Brunswick Institute:

Dear Marcus,

I’ve just read your 200 words worth in Crikey and your website rationale for participating.

No mention of writing, books, publishing.

Happy wanking.

My big fear is that he might just be onto something.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TimT Apr 18, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Lol! Though, in most cases ‘Happy wanking’ is a tautology.

  • 2 Christian Mc Apr 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Hardly a reality check.. more like a peanut gallery check. Still, always good to have peanuts on hand.

  • 3 David Wolf Apr 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    So… how was it?

  • 4 Sam Hinton Apr 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Heh. I guess that makes you a prime candidate for Brunswick Institute membership.

    How did Canberra go? I searched the summit preliminary summary, and only found the word digital twice. The closest I got to games was “GAMbling”.

  • 5 Luca Apr 22, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    …but it seems like the Brunswick institute specialises in wanking!

    See their rationale here:

    The Brunswick Institute is the sum of its members. To join the Brunswick Institute, simply click your heels together and say whatever you like. You will then be entitled to describe yourself as a public intellectual and participate in the activities of the Institute.

  • 6 matt Apr 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    about time for an update!