Saturday, June 28, 2008


Best-selling author Antony Loewenstein's fame seems to be fleeting; here's his introduction at the Global Voices internet censorship conference in Budapest:
Okay, our last but at least speaker is Antony from Australia. And, uh, he is a blogger, journalist, author, uh, and also has an association with Amnesty International Australia, right?
Antony who?

After thanking his hosts for inviting him Loewenstein starts off:
My country in Australia in some ways is a democracy, of sorts...
Well gee, it seems to me he's lucky to live in Australia, one of the freest of countries.

Anyway, for his visit to the blogging conference Loewenstein eschews the sultry night-of-the-living-dead look in favour of the haven't-been-out-in-the-sun-for-weeks look so he fits in with the nerd-blogger crowd. His speech is the same old meaningless Loewenstein boo-hoo-hooing but he eventually gets to the point of his presentation when he plugs his forthcoming book about blogging, the cleverly titled The Blogging Revolution.

Note: You can view his speech by clicking on the first link above; it starts about one minute in.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Antony is a fuckwit, of sorts.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Yes, Antony has always been an interesting person. I'm wondering how many people stayed awake during his talk. Perhaps they thought he was speaking in Hungarian.

6:39 PM  

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