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08:45:40 AM

Two yellow-shirted fellows came by our booth yesterday, and I started chatting with them. Was having a nice conversation, and I decided to ask them what part of IBM they were with, and where were they based? "Westford, Mass, in the Notes development group, Directory team," was the answer.

"Oh," I said. "Sure... You must work with Ken Lin."

"I am Ken Lin,

was the response.

Note to self: don't drop names without first looking at badges!

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1. Roberto Boccadoro01/24/2007 04:35:50 PM


2. David Bell01/24/2007 06:07:14 PM

Right there with you Richard !

3. Ken Lin01/25/2007 10:10:06 PM

Josh and I were surveying the floor, inquiring about how products access our directories, as we're always interested.

It was a nice chuckle and makes for a great story. We both were glad to finally meet and chat with you in person.

BTW, during the conference I was thinking that staring down at people's middles to read their badges is a bit awkward (and may even be rude). I was thinking that maybe we should wear hats with badge holders - kind of like

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