Before the start of the Sound of Europe conference this weekend, I thought writing as many observations here would not be a bad idea. With free wireless in the conference centre, uploading things was quick and simple. Yet a quick search of Technorati (direct link to results here) or Google Blogsearch (direct link to results here) demonstrates that I seem to have the dubious honour of being the only person at the conference who was attempting to write anything different to the mainstream media, and keep readers partially up to date! OK, I imagine that Margot Wallstr√∂m will write something on her blog sometime this week about the conference, but this shows in a very personal way how distant from reality all of the politicians at the conference are from reality. Compare this to Davos where the blogging scene can even manage to change things – see this from the BBC.
So while Erhard Busek retreats to listen to some Mozart CDs, Wolfgang Sch√?ssel continues to digest Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, “God is Love”, and Javier Solana digs out a few more obscure Einstein quotes, I can feel content that I have at least done my bit, my very little bit, to communicate Europe to a few people.