Slideshow Day 3
Day 3 began, as per routine, with a morning plenary. Evaluations followed for the rest of the day. Shortlists were finalized by the second panel and approved by the Chair before dinner, to be presented tomorrow.
The night brought 2 optional presentations. The first was by Latif Ladid on IPv6, the new form of Internet Protocol being propagated. One interesting fact was that if we continue to assign IP addresses at the current rate we will run out by 10.10.10 (October 10th 2010). After learning about the new coding of our digital world, we were treated to seeing Jak Boumans' e-paper hardware with a quick presentation on the development of this hardware as the emerging standard of reading books, manuals and newspapers with much less energy than online and with significantly improved portability. This notably stands to improve even more in the coming couple of years with the prediction of Italy Telecom's introduction of phones with 'roll-out' color e-paper.
Now jurors and staff head out of the conference room at 11 p.m. to a chat first or straight to bed to be up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tomorrow morning for plenary at 9 and a long day of meetings.