Monday, May 4, 2009

Bad Projector Karma


I’m so sorry I offended you yesterday. As the session organizer, I did all of the normal stuff you like. I assembled the participants in the room before the session. We connected all of the equipment ahead of time and tested it. We sat in a circle. We sang the “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” song as we ate lunch at the foot of the projection screen. All the normal stuff, right?

So what happened? Why did you have let 0 show up. I know you’re sensitive, but when you pout, you also get surly. You know 0 means a one-way ticket to equipment crash-ville. Don’t think I don’t know who caused that projector to overheat again and again.

I know calling the session, The Emerging Digital Museum, was like ringing a dinner bell for 0, but did you have toy with me? You’re the only thing between me and 0. You’re my only protection, so I can’t just blame 0 can I?

Look, I don’t want to blow this out of proportion. I am sorry for whatever I did or said. We’ve done a lot of great work together, but the truth is you’re just going have to thicken your skin. Yesterday was just the tip of the iceberg. This conversation is going to continue and people are going to say things that you don’t like.

But that’s no excuse to serve them up on a platter for 0. You know that part of you just wanted to see me run around that room like a crazy person. I guess it was kind of funny.

Anyway, do you want to go to that Apple store this weekend? Do you think the new 15-inch MacBook Pro would make me look fat?



  1. Funny. I liked AAM. This was my first.

  2. BRC site is good, smart. Are you in the same business as, let's say, Magian, the folks from Melbourne? Do you know them? Also, do you guys design games? I designed a ten-minute one for 9 in the a.m. Sunday at AAM. It was text-based, and used 3G phones. I should have videoed it. Next time. Games are certainly having their day. It was only natural. Entire generations have been clicking and killing for decades. I was pleased with the response to Ghosts Of A Chance in your group. Want to talk theory? I'm all for theatricality. The more the merrier.