Monday, 16 October 2006

Genome will be at this year's European TechEd in Barcelona, as you may have already seen announced on our website. Joy and jubilation, I'm going along too! Now is the time to disprove two persistent rumours (the first at least seems to persist almost as automatically as classes do in Genome).

Rumour 1: Techies are rooted to their PCs. Techies are reputed to be shy, antisocial creatures who prefer to spend their days holed up in computer labs in the sickly blue light of their monitors. I therefore expect the less heliophobic among you to come to sunny (there's hope) Barcelona in droves and gravitate towards the Genome stand at TechEd.

Rumour 2: Users aren't real. The anonymous masses of software users out there don't really exist. It's all an elaborate scam, complete with erratic e-mail responses, for some unknown esoteric purpose (I've always loved a good conspiracy). Most of you who've downloaded any version of Genome in the past year will know that I send a little welcome e-mail (btw - I've wanted to say this for some time now: they're not auto-generated). That means I've been in touch with thousands of you, but I have yet to come across concrete evidence that you are real people out there. I have lots of e-mails to go by, but I want to see living human faces that I can pin to all those names. The leap of faith concept just doesn't work for me, so do drop by the Genome stand. My vocal chords are atrophying and I've developed phantom keyboard syndrome when I'm not at my PC.

Some of the other members of the Genome team will also be at TechEd. We'd be pleased if you want to take the opportunity to discuss Genome in person. You'll find the Genome stand just opposite the exhibition help desk. Hope to see you there!

I think I'll have to retreat into the server room. It's far too sunny out here...

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