Geeks in the House

How do you know you are in a Geek conference? When you look out over the audience and there are more open laptops than open minds.

Here’s a back of the room view of a geek conference in the Fairmont Hotel. Click on the photo for a larger version – how many laptop screens can you count?

Better yet, what’s the percentage that are open to conference-related tasks? About the same as the percentage doing work-related tasks tomorrow.

3 Comments so far

  1. panasianbiz (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 11:42 am

    Oh, man… I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this exact same thing at a conference, seminar, or workshop! It’s pretty funny, but at the same time a bit pathetic.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    I’ll add a corrolary:

    How do you know if you’re at a cool geek conference? Less than half those laptops run windows.

  3. Don (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 1:03 am

    That makes them cool? I just thought that meant they were over-funded.

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