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Last year at SXSW, Heather and I had a conversation we’d had a few times before, about race and gender and geeks and conferences and representation. Et cetera. Except this time, we did it with a camera present.

Chuck Olsen was there working on a documentary about weblogs and caught it on tape (we were aware of his taping, of course). Today he posted a clip.

In case you can’t tell, I’m the shifty-eyed, sighing, vaguely inappropriate one. It’s things like this that remind me that I’m much happier communicating from a keyboard. It also reminds me that this issue, like most, is too complicated for a quick hallway conversation.

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