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Not everybody can go to all the cool conferences, but everybody can be on InternetRelayChat and read weblogs.
Taking notes at conferences is easier if we share the load.
One of the main purposes for taking notes is to share them with others afterward.
Therefore: Connect the audiences: the in-the-room audience, the InternetRelayChat (or MicroBlogging) audience, and the weblog audiences. Take notes in #swig; chump each paper you see presented. Note whatever you find noteable. Make links to related stuff.