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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

busy days ahead

February was a really busy month (see one of the reasons for this) for me, but now it looks that I’ll be even busier in the next few months, apart from the stuff I’m doing for INQ7.net (More multimedia? New sections? Revamped sites? All of the above?).

For one, I’m working on my first book. Inquirer Publications Inc. has signed me up to write a book on e-business, which was commissioned by the Philippine Internet Commerce Society. I’m really excited over this because it’s my first book, plus I came up with a framework and approach for the book that I hope we can pull off -- after all, the execution of whatever idea you have also depends on time and budget constraints. Hope you’ll buy a copy, heh.

The funny thing is that just last week, I was also invited to be part of another book project -- this time to write one of the chapters. And no, this book won’t be technology-related.

Plus I’m cooking up another project with the help of friends and fellow journalists. It’s still too early to give details, but let’s just say I believe in the second coming of dotcoms -- but with a twist.

I’ve also been invited by PICS to be one of the guest speakers at the ICT Business Forum that will be held on March 21 at the Ayala Hall, Makati Sports Club in Makati City as part of the 12th Philippine Internet Anniversary celebration. I was invited, in my capacity as founding president of the Asian Gaming Journalists Association and co-editor of hackenslash, to talk about how online gaming can drive the growth of e-commerce in the Philippines. Hmm, didn’t I just write a column about that, heh.

Proving that when it rains, it pours, Luli Arroyo also invited me to be a guest speaker at the MindShare session on March 15 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. MindShare is a joint project of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (of which Luli is the director for Operations), AIM, and the Philippine Venture Capital Investment Group.

Luli asked if I could talk about the latest trends in online gaming. You bet I said yes.

It’s gratifying to see that, slowly but surely, we are starting to take gaming more seriously in this country. It’s not a fad, people.

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