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BREAKFAST AND BATTERIES

September 28, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
Apparently, I am an information snob.

At breakfast in the hotel this morning, I overheard a man say to another fellow at the breakfast table, "Would you look at this? They've come out with double-A's with USB plugs so you can charge them."

My first reaction was to roll my eyes. Ugh... that's so last week. I saw the USB-CELL linked on boingboing already, and I was appalled that somebody found such ancient history to be newsworthy.

I'm being unfair, though -- not everybody reads the same sites I do. Not everybody reads their news online, either, so there's certainly no reason to expect folks to read the same content I read. That, and there's always going to be folks that are more well-read than I am, which will make me the guy that identifies old news as new news.


Speaking of breakfast, the corporate office of my employer and I apparently disagree on the definition of breakfast. Yesterday morning, my team and I decided to skip out of breakfast at the hotel because our itinerary said we'd have breakfast at the conference.

Juice and bagels.

This morning, we agreed to eat breakfast at the hotel, which consisted of scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, cereal, waffles, and fruit. That's breakfast.

In my company's defense, this conference was put together by a bunch of Web technicians, so maybe hospitality wasn't the first thing on their mind. I'm sure that if this was a Human Resources corporate event, the meals offered at the conference would be a bit more extravagant.
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COMMENTS for BREAKFAST AND BATTERIES


Mark Glesne said:
DOUBLE-A BATTERIES WITH USB PLUGS!!!???


September 28, 2006


jovial_cynic said:
... how dare you.
September 28, 2006


Mark Glesne said:
Haha. Honestly, I am one of those people - I had no clue.
September 29, 2006


betmo said:
doubt it- that is standard conference fare. oh- and by the way- geek! :)
September 30, 2006


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