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SXSW 2009

Greetings from Austin, Texas and SXSW 2009. South by Southwest is a 22-year-old festival featuring music, film and an interactive component that focuses on the web and technology. Yesterday I spent time roaming the halls and caught up with Steve Garfield, one of the very first video bloggers, Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf of the popular video blog EPIC FU, blogger Robert Scoble, Fred Davis, part of the "brain trust" that founded and launched Wired Magazine, and Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig. I spoke to them about everything from publicly financed elections to web video formats. I'm in Austin until Monday, and you can follow me at @jacobsoboroff on Twitter while I'm here for more.

Steve Garfield

Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf

Robert Scoble and Fred Davis

Lawrence Lessig: