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Linux Journal: PC Forum: Embedded in Scottsdale

Apr 14, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)

"PC Forum is the most august and durable of the high-end computer industry conferences. Esther Dyson's annual gathering at the Scottsdale Princess resort in Arizona always features a mix of big money and big ideas (sometimes, big egos as well), in a highly relaxed and convivial setting. Other conferences have come and gone, but Esther's (as in, 'Are you going to Esther's this year?') is as steady as Old Faithful and a lot more useful. I've been going since the 80s and regard it as a necessity in my professional life. It's also a lot of fun...

"Esther likes to locate her interest just ahead of the point where curves start to bend. Hence the name of her monthly newsletter, 'Release 1.0.' She's interested in changes, movements, originalities. I don't recall whether she covered Linux in the early 90s, but she's managed to work open source into a variety of topics over the years. This year was no exception, with at least two panels on open-source themes..."

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