I'm thinking of cleaning up a screencast of this, with slides, in the next week or two. But this is the raw event; it's an interesting — indeed fascinating — development in the conference scene.
We do not ask truly Victorian questions, which often were questions of starvation: “Please, sir, I want some more.”
But old questions do come back to haunt and taunt us. The problems of the late age of print echo the problems of the late industrial revolution. We can do things we have never done: what is worth doing? What is worth writing? Who are we, and what do we want?