DOPA is Dead

According to Andy Carvin, DOPA has just died in the Senate. From his blog – “The end of 2006 also marks the end of the current congressional session
in the House and Senate, closing the door on the Deleting Online
Predators Act.”

I don’t know a whole lot about politics – is this true? I certainly hope so!

John Edwards announces his Presidency Via YouTube

Check this out – John Edwards is using YouTube to announce his presidency. And if that’s not enough, he’s also “invited” some webbish 2.0 types down to New Orleans with him to, well, do their thing (ie., Robert Scoble has been blogging about it and plans to shoot video, and the Rocketboom folks actually filmed the YouTube video for Edwards).

So – whatever you think of John Edwards, web 2.0, web video, and politics in general… get ready for Election 2.0!

David’s current speaking schedule for 2007

I’m already starting to get busy! Here’s what/where I’m speaking as of now for 2007 (more is sure to be added):

  • January 8 – February 9: Website Management 6-week online course. Education Institute
  • January 18: Social Networking: Best Practices for Libraries (I’m on a panel with others). ALA Midwinter
  • February 19 – staff day
  • April 16: Planning and Implementing Library 2.0. Computers in Libraries 2007
  • April 17: Guiding Libraries & Info Pros Through Change. Computers in Libraries 2007
  • April 19: Podcasting and Videocasting Bootcamp (postconference session with David Free). Computers in Libraries 2007
  • June 22 – Videocasting for Public Libraries (preconference), ALA 2007

Blog Tag – 5 Things You Don’t Know About David Lee King

Alrightie then… Michael Stephens tagged me on this 5 things blog meme / tag game going around right now. So upward and onward – 5 things you don’t know about me:

  1. I’m an extreme creative and an extreme white collar worker (ie., no real “skills”)… so it’s particularly odd that I worked one summer on a paint/construction crew. Maybe even funnier that they kept me on that long.
  2. My wife and I have kids every time we move to another state. When we moved from Missouri to Tennessee, we had a kid. When we moved from Tennessee to Mississippi, we had a kid. When we moved from Mississippi back to Missouri, we had a kid. And guess what? We just moved from Missouri to Kansas. <note to self: find out how much “that operation” costs>
  3. In 1983, I might have been seen wearing those break-dancer, black with white side leg zippers, parachute pants. And a neon orange sweatshirt that said “jump.” At the same time. I wonder why I was picked on?
  4. Sandwiches have a right-side-up and an upside-down, and MUST be eaten right-side-up.
  5. Streetlights have a tendency to turn off when I walk or drive underneath them. This happens at least twice a month.

So there we have it! And now, I’m tagging: Aaron Schmidt, Nicole Engard, Michael Porter, David Free, and Chad Boeninger.