Drove through the night from Redmond to Stevenson, Wa. to attend the Applied XML Developer's Conference.  I am one of the few at MS who do not carry a laptop with them to every meeting.  I find it makes it much easier to be alert and "present" at the meeting or talk if I don't have my laptop there to distract me.  However, I quickly realized two days without e-mail or net access was going to kill me here.  Fortunately, Chris Anderson had brought not one, but two laptops.  Thanks Chris, I'm blogging this in the middle of your talk....