Personal Democracy Forum
The Personal Democracy Forum just concluded it's yearly conference on technology and politics in New York. You can find it here. I happened to attend two or three years ago (thanks to my sister footing the entry fee) but was slightly humiliated because I was obviously the only person there without a cell phone. And almost the only one without a laptop. I was unable to communicate with anyone. The highlight for me then was the appearance of Elizabeth Edwards. She, as much as anything else, made me an Edwards supporter.
I haven't been back since. The entry fee for the event is more than double what it was leading me to wonder how much democracy there is in it when it costs almost $700.00.
Elizabeth Edwards was supposed to attend this year but was prevented by bad weather. So she got on her computer and appeared online via skype. There is a description of her appearance on the N Y Times political blog. I found this paragraph interesting:
Mrs. Edwards said she had given her word to Mrs. Clinton, whose call for universal health care she supported, that she would not endorse Mr. Obama, as her husband had. But she is now part of Mr. Obama’s health care committee and is pressing for true universal coverage. She said she hopes Mr. Obama uses his political capital and his extensive e-mail list to achieve it.