Why do they have one barista working the espresso machine at Starbucks, when there is an interminable line at any time of day? Maybe next year they should offer the Starbucks ‘fast pass’, like they do at Disneyland. Those who pay more, in advance, can just cut to the front of the line for their latte (which is even MORE expensive due to convention center surcharges - which are equivalent to airport surcharges, apparently)
Why are there no benches along the walls, where throngs of blazer donning historians crouch to plug in their laptops as they eagerly check our blog posts?
Why are there so many presenters at the conference who seem to be presentation veterans (evidenced by their meticulous paper structure), but who have apparently never plugged a laptop into a projector, or used power point on someone else’s computer? And, how is it that a building and staff that exists to host conferences is not somehow more tech savvy, in order to help when problems arise?
When someone’s cell phone rings in the middle of a paper, why do they let it continue to ring as they rush out the door? They do have off buttons on those things you know…
Why aren’t there any ashtrays outside along ‘the Smoker’s Wall’, since anyone who does smoke is certainly going to be especially likely to do so after attending a session or two.