How frustrating. I was rather hoping that Loic and VinVin were arseholes so that I could continue ranting about Seesmic indefinitely. However, after dinner tonight it turns out they’re bloody marvellous and I feel a bit bad about being so cutting in my review of Seesmic. Don’t get me wrong; I stand by my points on the functionality and lack of response to feedback, however their passion and enthusiasm for their product and community is rather catchy – so they’ve won a bunch of brownie points from me.
Dinner was held at the Coach & Horses on Greek Street, Soho, and was not bad food for a pub.
Watching everyone Seesmic-ing (Seesmicking? Seesmiccing?) pretty much constantly throughout the evening was amusing, if rather nerdy – it was over dinner afterall… There were a host of the usual Seesmic users there, as well as some high profile web types like Suw Charman, Hugh McLeod, et al.
After dinner, Hugh did a rather long speech, about, well all sorts really. At one point I thought he was going to end with the American national anthem. He didn’t, but I’m pretty sure that’s only because someone else had started to do a speech by now. That bit was slightly random, and quite scary in my sober state of being 🙂
So, all in all a very pleasant evening with some charming people, and a big thanks to Loic for welcoming me (and even sitting next to me during dinner, he must be a glutton for punishment) and Dean and Sizemore for the invite.
You can see all the photos from the night, here.
Look, aren’t we cute?