[vcf-midatlantic] Ken Thompson video

Jason Howe jason at smbfc.net
Tue Nov 10 14:23:33 EST 2020

On 11/10/20 11:06 AM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Overall flow and schedule and all that is hard to maintain when it's not
> all in the same place.  People can bring "look but don't touch" signs or
> guidance stanchions to place in front of their exhibits for times when no
> one is present to guard the goodies.  Of course I never did this, but as a
> veteran exhibitor it's frustrating that you can't really walk around as
> much as you'd like, and you miss the things going on at the festival
> sometimes.
> Bill
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:57 PM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> I think exhibitors can make the decision to be responsible and go back to
>> their exhibit at the appropriate time. Best of both worlds. Why should
>> attendees have a talk limited by the availability of the exhibitors?

When I've exhibited at the PNW show, the exhibits are open all day, even 
while the keynotes are going on.  As an exhibitor, I always took the 
approach that I'm part of the show, one of the performers if you will, 
that the attendees have just paid money to come see.  I'm member of the 
body of VCF, evangelizing about my particular interest niche, educating 
passers by on why it's the coolest thing in the world and worthy of 

I'm not arguing for one approach over the other, just sharing how I look 
at it, which helps assuage the disappointment of missing Joe Decuir's 
keynote last year, even while I was exhibiting a system he designed. :)


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