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Fear and Loathing in Cupertino

May 18, 2007, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

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"I get invited to give lots of talks at conferences; it's part of the job really. I tend to turn down most of them: unless it's something that has a clear connection with Samba, or it's a place I've never been before, or it's somewhere I have to go anyway. This is why I almost always speak at Linux World London in order to get a free trip to see the Sheffield relatives.

"So I wasn't too surprised when I got an invitation to speak at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco. The timing was a little inconvenient. Linux World, which was also in San Francisco, was scheduled for the week after. Due to being the host of the Golden Penguin Bowl quiz show, this is the most stressful part of my year. Creating the costumes and questions is hard. But because it was Apple, and I was asked by an engineering manager there I get on with very well, I decided to do it..."

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