Friday, July 20, 2007

It's official: Burning Man sells out

An interesting rumor from reliable sources: The folks at Burning Man have just signed some kind of a deal with both Google and Sprint, presumably for laptop and cell phone access for the more than 40,000 hipsters at the annual festival. How cool is that? Actually, not very cool at all to some long-time burners, who have evidently lost the battle to keep the event from becoming a brand rather than a creative, counter-cultural happening. An article posted on the Burning Man website in effect announced the sell-out earlier this month. It's all about Burning Man "growing up," you understand (Burning Man grows up).