Finally got home – after a month! So nice to see my wife again, and my son (daughter is at the beach). Dog and two of the cats (Orange Julius and Biscuit) were very happy to see me – I’ll find the third one later.
I need to sleep.
Scifoo is a 20h/day affair – getting up at 7am, eating Googleplex food while talking to some amazing folks, attending about a zillion sessions per day (each one-hour long with no breaks in-between), then staying up until 3am or so talking to smart, interesting people, until the wine and sleepiness make us all a little less smart and interesting.
I promise I will have more to say once I get some sleep!
Just one more anecdote before bed: Alex was wondering something when thinking about Martha Stewart’s concept of a Paperless House (essentially a wiki that contains everything one needs to know and organize around the house) – isn’t there going to be one kind of paper that will remain essential even in a paperless house – the toilet paper?
Well, he said he did not have the opportunity to ask her this question himself (Alex, you MAKE opportunities!), so I walked up to her and asked her if the Paperless House will still have that one remaining type of paper in the bathroom. Her response: “Well, I think everyone should have a bidet”. She won – I admit. Pwnd. She is funny.
Jonathan was standing right behind me and he heard the entire conversation, after which we had to scoop him off the floor, where he was laughing quite intensely…