Rehearsing for the keynote

This is me with a rather borg-esque Simon Ritter during rehearsals for my keynote tomorrow. I'm doing all demos. No slides. Just weird stuff. One of the funny things that happened was that this overlapped with the "After Dark" party at the Warfield where we auctioned off the paintings that were done by four artists that we got to produce works on the show floor. I was originally supposed to be the auctioneer, but the rehearsal kept stretching out... So Laura Ramsey called me during the auction. I was on stage, working through the keynote, with the stage director telling me were to stand and move about. At the same time I had my cell phone glued to my ear and was calling out bids that Laura was relaying. Truly surreal.
July 1, 2004