Wow. Weird. The Defense Department / Many-to-Many technologies session turned into some kind of weird recruitment/intimidation drive from a marching shouty soldier man. What a creepy and kind of dirty-feeling waste of time! Such a shame, I was really looking forward to that one because I actually thought it might be about many-to-many technologies – ways of helping people self-organise in war-time situations or to organise logistics – stuff that could have particularly interesting parallel peace-time applications – particularly given all the stuff that people were saying about use of instant messaging in Iraq. But no… Terrible shame.