Posted by Jim on March 17, 2001 at 12:46:46:
First off, I have never been to the Conventions (but one of these times I will).
I would have to believe that if I were to actually be in the same room with these highly knowledgable people that I would be so overwhelmed.
I also believe that if I were to do as you were contimplating…(Bringing a Laptop) would be just a piece of equipment that I would have to lug around for a few days. I really don’t think I would use it at all.
What I would do is bring along a small recording device (If they’re allowed of course) and tape the daily speaking and when I got back home I could do what I wanted with the information. Or simply use a pad and pen to jot down information.
Honestly…I really don’t think you’d want to be making entries on a laptop as the speaker was continuing with ongoing subjects.
Never been there but just my thoughts. Have a great time!, and best of success to you.