The Toy Show

Once again, I'm doing the closing keynote at JavaOne. Through some piece of odd mystery math, this year I'ved ended up with two hours of time, which had me paniced: what would I do to fill all that time? The last few years my talks have pretty much devolved to being pure demos: (almost) no slides, just folks up on stage with me, having a conversation about the cool toys they're showing off. This year I figured that the problem in structuring my talk would be finding cool stuff to show off, not picking... But no... We ended up with a huge cool-stuff list: easily the longest we've ever had. The choices were pretty hard. It's going to be a lot of fun.

There were a surprising number of cool desktop (GUI) things to show off. Despite prophecies of doom in the press, Think Again! There's some great life on the desktop. I really wanted them, but Bob Brewin ended up with them in his talk - in a first for JavaOne, we're actually coordinating the Sun keynotes. Duh. :-)

April 23, 2007