[yapc] Re: Somebody Vs. Somebody Else
James A. Duncan
jduncan at fotango.com
Mon Jun 7 10:55:46 CDT 2004
On 7 Jun 2004, at 16:16, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
> According to James A. Duncan:
>> Hmm, this is looking tricky, my talk ends at 11:40 and the nearest
>> place that I can find showing the game is in Canada.
> Am I reading this correctly? You're going to miss part of YAPC ...
> so you can *watch* *other* people playing a *game*?
I think you possibly underestimate the importance that a large part of
the world places on watching other people play a game.
In the UK most of the management journals have been rife with articles
about how to combat absenteeism during the Euro 2004 tournament. Many
offices around the UK set up projector screens in the office during the
World Cup so that staff members could watch the various matches without
taking time off of work (or at least, time out of the office). The
last European Championships final between Italy and France had a
viewing figure in the UK alone of approx. 17.8 million people.
To sum it up, I happen to enjoy it. If I can watch it, I will.
Ideally this will be streamed directly to my laptop via the magic of
the internet and saved for later listening, but if not, I'll try to
find some other means.
"Everybody is somebody else's weirdo." - Dilbert
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