Alex Turner's story about how he took $202 from Anders Hejlsberg is very amusing. And true!
I remember that week before PDC 2005. There was a lot going on, including a last-minute name change. We had to change all of the PDC materials from "Clarity" to "LINQ". Sometimes a name change before an event isn't a big deal, but this one was since we had assembled a ton of different materials -- presentations, samples, walkthroughs, a CTP, and on and on.
I had fun reading some of the other material on the Microspotting site as well. Who knew that riding a Segway was so dangerous!