Who really runs PDC? The food police.

Published 28 October 03 02:02 AM | jcollins@point2.com

PDC. Realized today who really runs the show at the PDC. The food cops. When you enter the "cafeteria" - which seats >5,000 people - you are "directed" to the appropriate food line and immediately thereafter to the appropriate seat. It is a model of conciseness and precision that I could only hope to attain in my software architectures some day. I understood the level of total orchestration when I was almost tackled by a 5'1" tall woman after I took a left turn instead of a right in order to pick a Coke up out of the ice bucket.

I need to hire one of these people to direct and inspire our software development teams.

They're like the Borg.

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# Jerry Dennany said on October 28, 2003 04:10 AM:

Not only that, but to think that someone actually designed this! It's interesting, though - as you pass each node (serving assistant) they each tell you good morning. It's almost like a network ACK in a netbeui kind of way...

# Tony Bova said on October 28, 2003 12:48 PM:

It was that way at the .NET PDC. Want to look for friends? Forget it. You need to go in together.

# Brandon Fuller said on October 28, 2003 05:01 PM:

I wonder if they have ever seen those things used at the airport lines -- they allow you to put up quick barrades and you don't have to have an army of people.

# oem software said on May 2, 2012 06:46 PM:

gpKaAR I really liked your article.Thanks Again. Want more.

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