> > I just thought I'd update everyone. I went to the symposium, but ESR > > didn't. > > What a bastard: "Uhm, yeah, this is Eric Raymond- I missed my flight. I'll > > still come if you buy me another ticket." Rose's ACM had paid for him to > > come > > out, and only two members had paid their dues, so it was actually coming > > straight from their pockets. "buy me another ticket..." What a > > punk. > > Yow...that blows goats. I'll tell him that the folks in Terretown were not > pleased. Well, cool, I guess. :) I like, got out of bed before noon on a Saturday! The rest of the "symposium" (audience members: less than 20 :( ) looked pretty.. dull.. I left after the shocking, stunning, amazing, magnificent presentation of using AI to determine what a chemical is. Duh. I wore my big penguin tshirt, all ready for some OSS evangelism, but blegh. I was going to email him my thoughts, but I didn't want to start any wars. :) However, the jerk from Zdnet that wrote an article today saying 'open source has yet to produce any goods' got a lesson in manners. =) John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # Sys-Admin / Webmaster, Avenir Web: http://avenir.dhs.org # LANdb: Network Admin Database - http://avenir.dhs.org/landb/ # NCPweb: Web-based frontend to ncpfs - http://avenir.dhs.org/ncpweb/ # Linux, Apache, Perl and C. All the best things in life are Free!