Preshow AEA Boston 2007

I didn’t expect so many people here at An Event Apart Boston 2007. Apparently there’s about 500. Not that the speakers can’t draw that many, I just expected it to be more intimate. This is row on row of chairs. And tables too, which is nice. I saw some of the set up pictures on Jeffrey’s Flickr stream last night and imagined having my laptop (the standout non-Mac one) heating up my legs for hours on end. No power which is usually hit or miss at a conference like this. No reflection on the event for not having it.

I am still undecided as to live blogging the event. I may keep it analog, as the cool kids say these days, but usually when I do that the notes have a tendency to not make it onto the screen. As Steve Portigal can attest.

Listening and trying to be inspired are my main goals. I also want to say hi to people I know and to give Patrick Haney the twenty bucks I owe him.