4. My Sept.19 Conversation with Eric Schmidt, in San Francisco, apply for an invite at the link.
5. Lee Ohanian and Hoover have a new blog, California on Your Mind.
6. “Now the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association says Wisconsin has at least 150 “event barns.”” Yet regulation is on the march: “Some wedding websites caution brides to make sure their dream barn venue is safe and won’t be shut down before their big day. There are fears that old barns could collapse under the weight of dancing guests, injuries could be easy (think rusted nails and uneven boards), and fire can spread quickly without proper renovations and safety precautions. They may not be handicapped accessible and may not meet up-to-date building codes.”