Simon Willison’s Weblog


Tuesday, 9th March 2004

CouchSurfing. Stay on random people’s couches. Inspired. # 7:27 am

Feedster at One Year. “With a little help from our friends” # 7:25 am

SXSW on a shoe-string

So, in customary last-minute style I’ve decided to go to SXSW Interactive this year. I can get a student ticket on the door so all I need to sort out is transport and accomodation. The cheapest air fare I can find at this point is $700+ (Expedia quoted me $415, then at the last minute laughed in my face and told me I couldn’t book the ticket). The Greyhound is $220 and although it’s a 20 hour journey each way the timetable is actually pretty decent, getting me to the conference for Friday evening and back by early Wednesday morning. It looks like I’m going to experience America close-up!

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