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September 07, 2005

PDC Bound

I've been scheduled for my PDC time in the Tools and Language Track Lounge. 19 hours and 15 minutes over 4 days. Yowza! I hear rumors of a blogger dinner on Tuesday night but I will be Track Lounging from 5:30 to 9:00. I will however be able to see both Jeffrey and Jim's Monad talk (Tuesday at 2:45 pm) as well as Bruce on the dynamic languages panel (Friday at 8:30 am). I'll also have my laptop with me in the Track Lounge (which they are encouraging people to do) so I can give Monad demos if anybody wants. We should be wearing buttons that say "Ask Me About [insert your technology here]" so you can identify who knows what.

A glimpse inside Microsoft: there is an official uniform for Microsoft people to wear at the conference: a blue button-down shirt with "Microsoft" above the chest pocket. You've probably seen it or its ilk at other shows. In the old days you would go to a meeting about a conference and they would hand out your shirt, which would be customized with a logo for the conference. Now, the shirt is generic and you go to the company store and buy your own. So a bunch of us trooped over there today to buy ours. You can expense it, and in fact it makes perfect sense to do it this way, but it seems incongruous somehow. Actually anybody can go to the company store and see the shirt, it's called the "Microsoft event shirt". In fact anybody can go to the company store and BUY the shirt. In fact anybody can go to the company store and buy the shirt and then wear it to the PDC. I guess.

Posted by AdamBa at September 7, 2005 09:29 PM

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