My Feet Hurt

by mike on June 23, 2010

in Reminiscing

I forgot about this part of HP Tech Forum.  The walking.  And walking.  The convention center at the Mandalay is *huge* and if 20 foot high ceilings weren’t enough to make you feel small, then the miles of walking back and forth will grind you to dust.

I remember going to one of these many years ago before Compaq had been purchasedby HP.  Compaq had devoted an entire corner to Fun and R&R.  When you went to this area, you could play arcade games.  Free.  They had about a dozen cafe-style tables with four PCs at each where you could join into networked games of DOOM or Quake.  Billiard tables.  Big poofy couches.

And there were massage booths.

I could really use a foot massage RIGHT NOW.  There are about 5000 other people here who would probably go for any kind of massage.

Bring back the fun corner, HP!

Update: We just got swarmed by a flash mob of sorts.  Trendy hipsters all in black with black Chuck-Taylors passed through handing out flyers for 48Upper.  Hrm.  Another social online community for… techies!  It’s a revolution!  They  have a manifesto!

“48Upper is the first Social Collaborative IT Management solution to fully embrace social networking and the power of the community directly within the processes that run IT.”

Great.  Just what I need.  No foot massage AND another online community to join.


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Teresa June 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

They’re afraid if you have fun, you won’t leave the area and go to any of the sessions. LOL.

mike June 24, 2010 at 12:03 am

I’m missing Roger Daltrey and the Goo Goo Dolls right now, because of this. They succeeded 🙁

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