Based on nothing more reliable than my memory a few days later, these are the themes (if that is the best way of putting it) from All Sorts of Technology and Democracy.
In no particular order, except putting the first one first:
* Starting from the local and ground up
* Listening and assuming everyone has things they can contribute
* Names matter (words matter?)
* ways of people getting things done for themselves [I added this on the strength of Diane's great discussion here ]
* Politics is everything/everything is politics
* What is democracy?
* The councillors are missing
* Civic pride drives innovation [innovation is an over used word, and words matter, but for the want of anything better at the moment]
* A bus is a platform
* Rules are technology
* Any plan will do
* What next?
* Rational ignorance
* Who has the power?
* Taking part is a good thing [- participation in democracy makes people happier: Frey, B and Stutzer, A (2000), Happiness, economy, and institutions. Economic Journal, 110, 446, pp918-938 - referenced by Mckenna in the Localopolis essay]
* "Man is a political animal" - Aristotle
* innovation - how does it happen? How can it be helped or hindered? What we are trying to do is be innovative with the rule sets of local democracy (politics)?
* the local economy is part of local politics - how can the council's commissioning of digital services contribute [this one was by implication a bit based on some of the people in the room being developers, and some were people who might commission digital services]