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  • The highest amount for a single collection of items, however, was for Advanced Perl Programming. O'Reilly provided 48 copies and the last of them cleared out at $30 (with many sold at $35 and $40 and a few at $50), so all told, that collection sold for somewhere between $1700 $1800. (On a price per page basis, there is no comparison with Damian's cover page, of course. :-)
  • ... on the night before the conference began. He was waiting to get cash out of the machine in the lobby and I suggested that he play through because I was having trouble getting it to work.

    It was his first Perl conference also!

    I think Paris might be on the right track. Some sort of photo board or web page would have been helpful.

    Though, come to think about it, part of the charm of the conference was its egalitarian nature. One minute you might be having lunch at an Indian place sitting at a table with

    • The photo board was useful not just to know who the well known people are, but also helps with the "that fella I was talking to in the pub last night who gave me a great idea ... what was his name?"

      I'm glad you enjoyed the conference, half the fun for me is meeting new people and catching up with friends. You'll make lots of new ones next year ;)

      ... BTW my other half accepted I was a geek years ago. You're among friends now :)

    • and told her I had discovered I was a geek

      - Honey, I have something to tell you... I'm a geek.

      *Wife faints*


      *Wife recovers*

      - A geek, honey, I said a geek!