My answer just goes to show how shonky memory is for remembering things – as Dr. Karl says ‘write it down’. My recollection is ‘ … just been to see our friends in Cupertino’. Friends I have spoken with recently agree on the ‘friends in Cupertino’ bit, but the words before/after seem to be lost forever. Funnily, I can visualise the Apple top I was wearing – a black collared windcheater from an earlier Apple Developers Conference held in Adelaide.
So, while my mind is on the subject and still contains some fragments of information I thought I would document what I can remember about my other ‘brushes with Bill’.
The most recent was behind the scenes at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. My travelling companions and I hooked up with a Microsoftee from South Australia who was behind the scenes for the digital camera piece of Bill’s keynote. There is quite a story to tell about the ‘pre-loaded’ pictures (will see if we can get Dave to talk/write about that later) and, of course the much blogged about demo jitters.
More significant are the links with South Australia:
– NineMSN hosted in Adelaide, South Australia as discussed by Frank Arrigo in his infamous podcast.
– References to South Australian Government applications built on Exchange (SAGEMS) in his book [page xxx]
– Our very first intern – Daniel McPherson who was presented an award by Bill.
– A certain individual in the ‘on-stage’ photo with Bill.