Michael and other webproducers, I attended the lecture, and was one of the first to leave. Learning from the NYT that 1/3 of us did not make it through to the end didn't surprise me. And Michael I'm glad you are soliciting comments from the list. I was tempted to write to you without prompting, but felt that as someone who departed fairly early on and therefore might have missed "the good bits" that it was probably inappropriate for me to write. Especially since I wasn't going to say anything especially positive! However, the NYT article, in its minimalism, has prompted me to write. I figure they didn't have too much good to say either so I might as well put in my 2 cents. So, what I basically think is this. It would be great to hang out with friends and acquaintances, those in the media biz and not, and brainstorm about where media is going. It would probably be interesting to do this with Jeff and a bunch of people you just met in a class. Is it worth the hefty fee that the New School is charging? Is Jeff offering insights or is he just hoovering them up from the rest of the class? I don't mean to be cynical here, because after all I went to the lecture and really wanted to hear what Jeff was going to say. However, all I heard was an extended pitch for the class and I did not sense that Jeff had anything truly new to say (as I mentioned, I did leave early and may have missed something significant.) Of course it's possible he was holding back as part of his enticement strategy (which seems to have failed if 1/3 of the audience left), and he did say that he didn't have all the answers, but still, he has to offer something. I think that next time the school should let Sophie stay. -m Miriam Songster --- www.songster.net __________________________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe send a blank message with unsubscribe in the subject to webproducers-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To access our webform to subscribe, unsubscribe, and manage your subscription (digest and vacation) visit www.WebProducers.org. The WPO list is a public discussion forum with a public archive at www.WebProducers.org. Be sure to trim your posts and delete personal information such as telephone numbers if you do not want them as part of the archive.