The vacation started off well enough. I went to Apple’s – “The Production Value of HD” event held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel – Rivoli Ballroom. Apple went through all the features of the new FCP HD 5.0. After the showcase was a nice social gathering with food and drink supplied by Apple. It was a nice little get together.
Later that evening, Avid had their “Worldwide User Event” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. The Event was less of a product showcase and more of a social event to meet other people in the Industry that use Avid products. I really enjoyed myself and met a lot of new faces. I also saw other people I have worked with in the past. A lot of free drinks… The food was just o.k.
Later that evening everyone met at the Round Bar (still Hard Rock). A lot of talking and meeting people that knew other people that I know. Very small world we live in.
It is ironic that Apple and Avid had their pre-show events on the same day. They dueled all week at the show with their show booths right next to each other. I think Apple is winning the war from what I witnessed during NAB.
I have to get back to finishing a couple things….To be continued]]>
To prove this point, I got up and moved two cars down today when the Unconscious Migration happened. I sat in comfort with another person in a three seater. There were also several three seaters that only contained one person. I would say that out of seven cars three were packed and the others were sparsely populated. The conductor even told people that there was ample seating two cars down.
Another observation of these same individuals is that they will enter a 200 person car that only has 10 people on it and sit down right next to you. What is that all about? Talk about an invasion of personal space. I get up and move to an empty seat. When the train is full I dont care but when it is empty it is just creepy.]]>