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  • she's spot on (Score:3, Insightful)

    by hfb (74) on 2002.03.24 22:35 (#6281) Homepage Journal

    short is more 'user friendly' since, if people wanted to sit in a class all day long they could pay a lot less and attend something locally.

    • My reading of Meg's article is that she wanted longer sessions: Last fall at the O'Reilly P2P & Web Services Conference I noticed that the short sessions (45 minutes) prevented every relevant point from being addressed and discussed..

      Vote for shorter sessions recorded. Everything in 2002 will be 45m because we had complaints that mixing 20m and 45m and 90m talks meant it was difficult to move around between talks. It's pointless us throwing our hands up and saying "but you're not supposed to be movi

      • Hmm..maybe I should reread it but I got the impression that she thought the short talks provided enough of a spark to get people to talk about points of interest after the talks and at the socials....which is true. Listening to people drone on for hours is far less interesting than having a more personal conversation over a beer in the evening. If 45mins isn't enough to present the nugget of information, 90mins isn't likely to either save for making it longer. That's what the hallways and parties are for :)