Ugh. I got word today that my talk at PDC 2003 has been canceled to make room for another one. After three years of giving talks, I guess it is time to take a break. I am still making the trip, and maybe this year I will get a chance to attend more than one or two talks. Usually PDC week is a really busy time, trying to get ready to give a talk, meeting with customers, working a booth in the exhibition hall, etc. Because it is such a busy time I end up only going to talks of people that went to mine –scratch my back and I scratch yours. But now I get to see some of the exciting stuff they are doing in other parts of the company.