[yapc] Talk submissions are closed

Jonathan Swartz swartz at pobox.com
Thu Apr 29 11:09:41 PDT 2010

> On Thu, 29 Apr 2010, David Fetter wrote:
>> I know you meant well by this, but please, NEVER encourage anyone  
>> to do their not-accepted long talk as a lightning talk.  It simply  
>> won't fit in the time allotted, and makes the speaker look like a  
>> desperate fool. A lightning talk is a completely different beast  
>> from any other kind, and is something you write from the ground up  
>> as a lightning talk.
> I think you're reading too much into this. If you wanted to talk  
> about Project X for 40 minutes, there's no reason you can't talk  
> about Project X for 5 minutes instead.

Agreed. I for one want to see people make fools of themselves trying  
to ram their rejected talks into 5 minutes. Isn't that their right? :)

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