Furtive Folks with Laptops

Sitting here in the lobby at O’Reilly’s eTech it is fascinating as a sociological experience. There are a dozen people sitting around me, all of whom have laptops out (myself included). Almost certainly some of them are sending emails or messages to one another, not realizing the person they are looking for is sitting withing twenty feet.

Cruising around the room are various folks looking around couches and behind lamps. Far from being maintenance staff, they are people looking for power outlets. The “power hunt” walk is becoming something I recognize right away: eyes scan left-right-left-right, head for lamps and other powered devices. Fascinating.