MS BI Conference 14: Evening Reception
The evening reception was at the Experience Music Project/SciFi Museum Hall of Fame. Gary and I walked through the SciFi Museum. It was really great, lots of memorabilia from all the TV series, movies, as well as books, comics, magazines, scripts, photos, videos. Really cool. The only underrepresentaed Sci Fi series was Dr. Who - I saw one thing from that, the "Fun Gun". No Daleks. Gary has read a lot of sci-fi I found out.
I thot it was going to be a banquet and awards ceremony - they had awards, but it was more like a standup reception. No tables except in a tent outside. It was pretty stuffy inside, so I hung out with Gary in the fresh air (well, he was smoking, and so was a lot of others around me, but for the most part it was fresh air).
It would have been a great night to have my wife along - she would have loved the sci-fi museum (and the Experience Music Project, very little of which I saw), and she would have been a classy-looking woman to have with me too. We'll come see this place another time.
Tomorrow morning keynote is Steve Ballmer. Somehow the chant "Business Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Business Intelligence" or "Information worker, information worker, information worker" doesn't really roll off the tongue. What will be his hook tomorrow?