Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'll Take "Things You Hear at a Conference" for $500, Alex.

I spent three days this week with about 350 other people at the Business of Software Conference. Great event. If you're in the software business you should really attend at least once. But one hears many things at conferences.

  1. Speakers dropping f-bombs.  Yes, the speakers.  During their talks.  On their slides. Honestly, it doesn't bother me unless it's overdone. Which of course, one speaker did.  I get it - you're hip and edgy and compensating for your weak-ass content. Please get off the stage.
  2. Ringing cell phones.  Jeezuz kee-rist people, turn off your fucking ringer.  I swear, 4-5 times each day I'd get to hear someone's poorly chosen ring tone. And don't get me started on ring tones. Vi-ba-rate.
  3. People talking. In the audience. During the presentations. Is this junior high? Can you spell d-o-u-c-h-e b-a-g?
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