Linux Journal: PC Forum: Embedded in Scottsdale
Apr 14, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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..."