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Old 10-04-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Houston -- We have liftoff!!

Elsie, Ralph Sir Edward, Vivaldi Rules, Earl (Ralph's brother) and I are all at Panera eagerly awaiting NatCh and the Unicorn.

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Old 10-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Vivaldi showed up with a large sign sporting the MobileRead logo. As we walked up to Panera Bread -- and finding the place was a distinct challenge -- he was seated by the entrance. Ricky was inside, having just picked up her sandwich for lunch. We decided to grab a couple of small table and of course the devices came out and got passed around the table.

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Old 10-04-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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Just a request to take a lot of pictures for those of us who aren't there.

Especially a shot of all the gadgets that showed up when everyone's there

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Old 10-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #4
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Also be sure and let us know what the group thinks of the new Sony 700.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Slainte. I'm raising a glass of Caol Ila to you at the moment (with apologies if you're in a dry county). Enjoy...
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #6
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Also be sure and let us know what the group thinks of the new Sony 700.
No one brought one. NatCH says that he applied to review one, but hasn't gotten one.

Oh yes -- should say that NatCH and Amalthia showed up later.

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Old 10-04-2008, 08:24 PM   #7
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Man this table is absolutely crammed with tech!
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:02 PM   #8
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Are people looking at you funny because everyone in the group is busy typing on their computers and mobile devices instead of talking to each other? Or are the other restaurant patrons curious enough to stop at the table and ask about all the electronic hoopla?

<sigh> I wish I was there with you.

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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Ricky has pictures -- or people and stuff. Hoping she'll have time to upload later tonight.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:11 AM   #10
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And, if I don't .... I will definitely do it when I get home.

I am currently starting to crash. Long drive followed by six hours in the Panera Bread Co (talking until I am hoarse) .... I have hit "the wall" .... hard.

Should be unconscious before too long.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:32 AM   #11
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It was great getting to meet and visit with everyone!


Ricky -- you didn't say: did you go back and get those books autographed?
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:21 AM   #12
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I had a great time and was very happy to meet everyone. I have now finally seen an ebook reader in someone else's hands beside my own. Yay!! I learned about the Asus EEE (I think I'll wait), the Kindle (very nice; I want one), the Cybook Gens 1 and 3 (both impressive, in my opinion), the Rocketbook (almost but that's okay, just curious anyway), and the coolest device which was Ricky's Livescribe Pulse Pen (I have to find an excuse to buy one). I also learned about Aggies, armadillos, Lake Buck-Cannon, early computers, ideas for future avatars, fan fiction, and gun carrying laws (no one was packing, as far as I'm aware). And I have nicely bound copy of East of Eden (thanks again, Ralph). I did eventually have to leave and find my car (took me most of an hour; I almost called a taxi instead). I have to say I'm a bit wasted this morning - one too many Zany Carter Deluxes. Did you know that Panera Bread sells those with iced tea chasers? So when's the retour (add your own damn accents)?

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Old 10-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #13
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Ricky -- you didn't say: did you go back and get those books autographed?
No .... much, much too embarrassed. I just sort of slunk out of there with an extremely red face.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:53 PM   #14
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By the author, of course!
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