Those of you who have been reading CRN for any length of time know your normal contacts here on the editorial side get pretty edgy in late October.
Yes, it IS partly due to the perennial Yanks-Sox play-off rivalry that flares up between our New York and Boston bureaus. Today and tomorrow should be doozies. But for me, personally, it has to do with our now 8th annual Industry Hall of Fame event.
This year is especially chaotic and exciting because we had to switch from our regular venue during Comdex in Las Vegas to the Mountain View, Calif., home of our partner in this project, The Computer History Museum. It's a day-long shebang on Tuesday, Nov. 16, replete with panels and some pretty cool speakers.
Most of my Wednesday will be spent getting some info together for our two keynoters (both past inductees in 1998): Steve Wozniak and Dan Bricklin.
Naturally, I'm poking around on their Web sites for background on what they've been up to lately. Gotta say that Bricklin went to a pretty neat conference last week, where some cool swarm robotics technology was shown off. I'm including this link to his blog so you can read for yourself. If you scroll down, there are some pretty cool pix of the stuff in action.
By the way, if you are seriously interested in robots, there's a conference out in Silicon Valley called RoboNexus starting Oct. 21 that you might want to check out. If you go, report back to me!
More on what Woz is doing tomorrow. I promise!