This morning my buddy Bryan Nystrom let me know that he saw my SXSW 2008 Sketchnotes in a FastCompany.tv video. The video is Robert Scoble's interview of Phil Libin, CEO of the amazing product/service Evernote:
You can see Phil bringing up a photo of my SXSW Sketchnotes first spread, at around 23:00. He discusses how Evernote is quite good at OCR, but artistic hand typography used in Sketchnotes is often very tough for any OCR software to crack.
You can view all 34 pages of the SXSW 2008 Sketchnotes, in a public Evernote notebook. Feel free to test out the OCR capabilities of Evernote on hand-drawn type.
I'm an Official SXSW 2009 Sketchnoter
Thanks to Hugh Forrest and SXSW, I'm an official "Sketchnoter" and will be at SXSW Interactive 2009, capturing panels as I did in 2008. Once the panels are selected, I'll be working with Hugh and his team to choose which panels to sketchnote.
Kudos to my friend Matt Henderson, for sending me to SXSW Interactive 2008 this past spring as a MakaluMedia representative. If it wasn't for Matt, I wouldn't have had the wonderful opportunity to do sketchnotes at SXSW. Thanks Matt!