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OSBC, DAY 1

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Well, that was a day well spent. As I just discussed with my old colleague Gordon Haff over a beer at the reception, today's day at OSBC was a solid investment of my time. Like just about every conference I attend these days, the most interesting interchanges came on borrowed time in hallways with folks like Stephe Walli or Scott Dietzen, but I'm delighted to report that the sessions were almost universally high value. I say almost b/c having moderated one of them, I'm not in any position to judge its value - but I'll get to that.

The conference kicked off with some introductory remarks from the man behind OSBC, Matt Asay, whom I often disagree with but have great respect for. Regarding his presentation, one has to hand it to him: any presenter that manages to work clips of both Starsky and Hutch (the knife throwing scene) and Planes, Trains and Automobiles (the highway scene) into his talk is doing something right.

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