This is one of those “where were you when…?” moments.
Where was I when Kevin Rudd stood down as Prime Minister so that the party could vote on who would be Prime Minister in the morning?
Making a website for work, dealing with some exciting news that I can’t share yet, thinking about the next library unconference in Western Australia….
… removing my 7 year old son’s contact lenses and telling my other son to close his computer because he was totally engaged in designing a computer game for his Year 7 computing class…discovering that playing Renee and Renato’s 1983 Hit Save Your Love makes children run straight to bed with no complaints …
The way I found out about the news, and tried to find more was:
- reading jokes about a #spill on Twitter and first thinking that there was another oil tanker that had gone over in the sea (stayed 10 mins)
- watching as the rumour solidified, people began citing sources and putting out links to reliable news sources (5 mins)
- checking abc.net.au to see what news was there (last updated 12 minutes before) (3 mins)
- switching on Radio National (ABC again) to hear if there was anything on about it (20 sec)
- checking the live radio stream from the ABC (not much) (10 sec)
- switching on ABC1 on the TV (no – Spics ‘n’ Specs on because I’m in Western Australia – 2 hours and 10 years behind the rest of the country)
- switching to Channel 7 and finally seeing Kev’s resignation speech
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