Morning Plenary Notes from the Opening Day

I took pretty detailed notes and thoughts from the morning and afternoon sessions. I’ve edited them up slightly to get rid of typos, but otherwise I left them alone. It’s a sort of stream of consciousness type notes and it weighs in at around 3,000 words. If you’re interested in a detailed look at what happen in the morning continue on. I’ll try to get the evening notes edited and posted later.

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I’m in the largest room I’ve ever been in outside of a concert. Actually, it’s sorta like a concert because there’s three big screens showing nice nature movies and some sort of nondescript background music playing. Of course like any good concert, there’s a nice chill in the air from the AC going non-stop to cool everything off before the rock happens. I’ve never been to a Steve Jobs presentation and I wonder if it will be something like that. I doubt it – Jobs is a geek rock god and GIS people never struck me as that fanatical.
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