[yapc] Re: Somebody Vs. Somebody Else

jkeen at verizon.net jkeen at verizon.net
Mon Jun 7 14:27:05 CDT 2004

> From: Chip Salzenberg <chip at pobox.com>
> Date: 2004/06/07 Mon AM 10:52:57 CDT
> To: yapc at mail.pm.org
> Subject: [yapc] Re: Somebody Vs. Somebody Else
> According to Walt Mankowski:
> > Of course, this is day after we're planning on leaving a perfectly
> > good bar to watch people pretend to do magic and fly around on brooms
> > playing an even sillier game.
> The Harry Potter thing is my #1 "what the fuck?" moment for YAPC.
> Next to the movie, the soccer game is almost rational.  At least the
> game is a real contest of actual live human beings, albeit ones that
> we don't know and will almost certainly never even meet.
> So you're going to waste half of a perfectly good evening in the
> company of your fellow geeks, some of whom you may never meet again,
> on a movie.  A Harry Potter movie.  On IMAX.
> Let's put this in context.  We're all going to travel to an out-of-
> the-way town to be with other Perl geeks and enjoy an almost
> unparalleled ratio of geek existence to geek exploitation.  And you're
> harvesting that uniquely Perlish gathering to collect an audience for
> a mediocre fantasy movie just because it's on a REALLY BIG SCREEN?
> What.  The.  Fuck.
> -- 

Yo, Chip, chill!

(1) You don't have to go!  (2) From what I've read, we have 125 tickets for the show, but conference registration is already at 200.  So you may not even get to go ... and if you don't want to go, that frees up a ticket for someone who does want to go.  (3) And there will still be plenty of people at the dorms or hotel for all-night hacking sessions.

I went to 3 YAPCs last year, 2 of which had movie nights as part of their social calendars.  I went to 1 movie (Ottawa), but skipped the other (Boca Raton).  Enjoyed both conferences.


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