Holy cow, I wrote a book!
It's PDC season, so I thought I'd relate an anecdote about a conference from many
I forget which conference it was, maybe GCDC 1996, we were all busy preparing our
presentations and submitted them to the Microsoft conference representatives so they
could apply the standard template, clean them up, print out copies to go into the
handouts, all that stuff.
What about that "clean them up" step?
We didn't realize what "clean them up" meant until we showed up at the conference
and looked at the handouts.
Part of "cleaning up" was inserting "®" and "™" symbols as necessary. Which meant
that they also took every occurrence of the abbreviation "VB" and changed it to "Microsoft
Visual Basic®". They even did this to the presentation on vertex buffers. The abbreviation
for vertex buffers is also "VB".