I was caught on camera, and yes I was blogging (and eating at the same time).
I did also talk to the person sitting next to me…
One thing that I have found blogging about stuff at ALT-C is how it can be used to create and stimulate verbal communication. I doubt I would have spoken to Steve Wheeler if he hadn’t blogged about a session we both attended and on his blog he mentioned my blog.
Other delegates have come up to me and mentiond my blog. Others have mentioned the photographs I have uploaded to Flickr.
Yes everyone focusing on their computers can be seen to be rude (here I am typing this during a session), but I know I have talked and discussed more during this conference as a result of blogging then I have at previous ALT conferences.
I reflected during the refreshment break this morning that though there were some people using laptops, many, many more were talking.
Personally I think blogging has improved the verbal discussion not replaced it.