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Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend

Here is a roundup of the posts published on this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire the #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]
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  • The US Military's Mad Science - the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency always has many pots on the boil. From biomimetic battle droids to mind-reading machines, SxSW gets a look at some of the scarier and fascinating research. By Ivo Vegter.

  • A bootstrapped geek's lessons - Geeks are usually not very good at dull or crude corporate disciplines like sales, human resources and finance. Instead of avoiding them, it often helps to do them in typically geek fashion. Which rules to follow, which rules to break, and how to tell the difference. By Ivo Vegter.



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  • Adapted from original blog post Weekend roundup post published on Monday, 14 March 2011
  • About the author

    South by South West is one of the largest music, film and interactive technology festivals in the US. It takes place annually in Austin, Texas. Ivo Vegter, a South African columnist for The Daily Maverick and ITWeb, is reporting from there, along with several other South Africans, thanks to the support of Old Mutual. Follow him on Twitter at @IvoVegter and, wearing his SxSWSA hat, at @sxswsa. Read the SxSWSA blog at



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