Last week: TED was a phenomenal experience, and I am grateful for the connections that got me a chance to mingle with some of the brightest minds in the world, including a 5-minute conversation with Al Gore (!!!). Got a chance to meet a BMW executive who took me behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered BMW 750 to showcase its seamless switching between H2 and conventional gasoline modes.
BIL was a huge hit, and while I felt unprepared for my speech/presentation, it seems the audience received it enthusiastically and I had strangers mob me after the talk to continue the conversation. More on that later.
Yesterday: Car accident. No bodily injury as far as I can tell, but car is gone. If you're a RL friend, can fill you in on details of that by voice or email.
Today: As VP Membership of Adobe Toastmasters, I am hosting my good friend, Bruno Bowden (lead engineer at Google Earth), to speak at Adobe's San Jose HQ office at 4pm and share secrets/hidden parts of Google Earth to an audience of Adobe folks. Non-Adobe employees are welcome to come by if you are in San Jose - just email me your particulars and I can pass your name to Security for a guest pass.
Chocolates will be served by Cacao Anasa.
From time to time, I want to curl up in a ball and sleep for a week straight.
This is one of those weeks.
But no rest for the wicked, as the saying goes.
|Only two bags of this design in the world ...
The much-coveted, subject-of-wild-rumors TED swag bag for attendees. With about $600 of electronic goodies and one-of-a-kind gifts inside.
|Hydrogen Powered BMW
Drinks Hydrogen, belches out water as exhaust.
|A Jawbone in every Bag
Last year @ TED, Jawbone showcased their wares, but teased everyone by saying they are not for sale. Now, they are free in every bag.