[Novalug] Laptops at meetings [was: wireless available at meetings?]
Kenneth A. Kauffman
kkauffman at headfog.com
Tue Jan 16 12:57:33 EST 2007
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You can still use a wireless device to link everyone together if you want,
you just can't jack it into the CSC infrastructure. That seems conducive
enough for an install fest. Proper planning would provide that people
have core requirements met for an install fest.
> Peter wrote:
>> I fully agree with Kenneth here. I bring my laptop, but I don't use
>> it during the presentation. I'm there to listen, and to network
>> after-wards. Notes taken during the presentation are used later. To
>> me, it's bordering to rudeness not paying attention to someone who's
>> giving us his (or her) time and knowledge.
>> Now - if the subject turns to an install party, it's definitely a
>> different subject; and internet access would be required.
> I listed some points in another posting but I'd like to add that the
> presentation style most commonly seen at NOVALUG is participatory. It
> often happens that folks in the audience contribute to the discussion
> by looking stuff up and pointing out alternative technologies and
> viewpoints, with correct terminology and a working URL. To me, that's
> far more useful than "I read something once but I don't remember what
> it was called, maybe you can google for it."
>> But I have a feeling that CSC wouldn't provide facilities for such
>> an event??
> I think it's more that we don't have a facility that would be ideal
> for an installfest. We could maybe have a small one in the conference
> room across from the auditorium, but it's far from ideal.
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