Day 4 – Monday 23rd January 2006
Things begin to take shape. Daniel was off first thing in the morning to appear on local radio. Others went to SAPI to continue working there. The tent arrives and is erected in Plaza de los Museos. Electricity is sorted, but still no connectivity.
My day was spent relaxing and working offline in the hotel with Nicod and Tom. Later, Maria from SAPI arrived to take me, Djamel and Marc to appear live on Radio Nacional Venezuela with Cristina Gonzalez, President of Radio YVKE Mondial. The 8pm show, about 45 minutes long, focussed entirely on the Trollparty and free software, and went very well. Marc and I spoke in French and English, and Djamel did a great job translating. Before we even left the RNV studios, Cristina and Maria had already arranged another radio appearance for the Trolls, Wednesday morning on Radio YVKE Mondial.
Eduardo Saman (who was originally due to appear on the show with us) arrived in time to pick us up and give Cristina a lift home. They discussed how they can work together and Saman played hard to get for an interview on Saturday morning.
I still had the one key to our room at our hotel (just round the corner from the Hilton) so I left Marc, Djamel and Maria waiting (for what, I wasn’t quite sure) with Saman. I was getting frustrated with standing around aimlessly and I knew others would probably be waiting for me to turn up with the key (I had forgotten to drop it off at reception).
Back at the hotel I showed people footage of our radio interview (I filmed the whole thing) and relaxed with a few beers before heading to bed.
All in all, a good day.