If you were at Nashville's "Barcamp" last week, then you might have been present when I went slightly ballistic during David Bullock's keynote presentation that looked back on how effectively Barack Obama's presidential campaign has orchestrated "new media" and "social networking" resources to build its grassroots networks.
As David was showing us things like Obama's top-of-the-chart listing at Twitter, his millions of Facebook followers, etc, I reverted to form and blurted out "well sure, it's easy when you've got a $300-million dollar budget..." At which point David stopped his Powerpoint presentation -- even turned off the projector! -- and explained how Barack "didn't start with $300-million...."
That may be true, but I think it misses the point, which point I have attempted to elucidate in the following e-mail that I just sent to David Bullock:
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