19th April, 2008

The Future of Web Design conference 2008

This year’s Future Of Web Design (London) was an almost complete success. I’d love to explain at length why talks by Hicks, Budd, Burka and most others were so fantastic (or at least reassuring), but in truth, I’m burned out on a diet of too much alcohol and way too little sleep. I think an impromptu gate-crashing of Pub Standards followed by late bar mayhem with my fellow alcoholics and assorted geeks is ultimately to blame. Not hungover, just sort of… fermenting. Relieved I didn’t have to do a turn this year.

Most folks I spoke to seemed really upbeat and positive about this year’s event. Anyway, the ever-giving Mr. Keith has wrapped it all up for you via some accurate live-blogging, so I don’t feel the need to write anything particularly insightful today. Time for a bath, then time to sleep in my own bed.

Still, I would like to extend my thanks to all the folks I caught up with again, and all the new folks I met, and those of you who presented me with gifts (wonderful). Apologies to those who I’d forgotten I’d already met! My bad. I failed to respond to Tweets, or introduce people, or even be gracious in conversation at times, but I hope you’ll forgive me. The nurses don’t let me out very often, you see.

Oh, and steer clear of asparagus as a pizza topping. The colour is one thing, but the smell was rather too much at 7am.


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