[vcf-midatlantic] Ken Thompson video

Tony Bogan tony.bogan at vcfed.org
Tue Nov 10 13:18:26 EST 2020

> I'm sure they could have talked all day. Yes it would have been great fun for the audience. But we were already running 15 minutes late and they knew the schedule. I couldn't hold up the exhibit halls any longer. Anyone who did not understand that was welcome to be in my shoes.

For sure, and hindsight is 20/20. Being the Show runner is a thankless job, so let me say Thank You! At least now we know in the future to allow exhibits to open WHILE the keynote is still going on so as not to miss another once in a lifetime opportunity, especially since many of the keynote speakers we would be targeting are not going to be around forever.

I had the unique position of being in the “Computer Store” down the hall for the entire weekend and heard all the complaints first hand, plus a year and a half worth’s of comments from those watching the video. 

As I said, hindsight is 20/20. We live and we learn from mistakes of the past or we are doomed to repeat them. I was merely furthering the discussion. Should not diminish this milestone in any way.


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