Tech watchers worried about Earl Perkins, the Meta Group/Gartner analyst covering security concerns. Perkins lived in New Orleans.
Word out of PDC is that Perkins is A-OK, although his home was damaged. And he's decided to take a job at Microsoft where he will be director of security strategy research.
Perkins will soon morph into director of security strategy research for Microsoft.
Two years ago developers braved the LA fires to get to PDC. This year they were beset by widespread blackouts that turned car rental and room check-in into adventures. Is someone trying to tell us something here?