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Friday
Feb051999

internet world conference

Went to the Internet World conference this morning. Each year I go, more of the exhibits seem interesting to me...I don't know whether this is a good or bad thing. :-) I'm more focussed on researching info than freebies. Talked to the Oracle people about their new Oracle WebDB product, talked to Reuters. Whilst waiting for the multimedia Reuters guy, I chatted with the markets-oriented Reuters guy. Nice sort, interested in Inkspot. I showed him my comic and he called yet another Reuters guy to see as well. :-) Talked about web comics. Went to the Chapters booth (everything was 20% off) and bought Netrepreneur (by Joseph Lowery, Que Corporation, 1998) and Internet World Guide To One-To-One Web Marketing (by Allen, Kania, Yaeckel, Wiley Books, 1998). Both look pretty good...I never thought I'd see the day when I'd actually be excited about reading marketing books.

Tomorrow is Jeff's birthday! Please do send him birthday email if you have a free moment, thanks. :-)

3:22 pm update: Wow, Jeff reports getting birthday email already. :-) Anyway, Annie and Sara just called me. Sara sang me a song, and Annie told me about her day (translations in the background by Ruth). At the end of my "conversation" with Annie, as usual, I told her I loved her. FOR THE FIRST TIME, SHE SAID, "I love you, too"!!!!!!!!! (well, it came out as "Wuv doo", but I know what she meant). I practically melted all over the phone. She could have asked me for anything at that moment and I would have given it to her. I wonder if toddlers know how much power they truly wield?

Lissa claims the best icecream is by the original Swensen's store in San Francisco. I want to try some of this!! To Joey: I have had both cinnamon and pears & ginger flavours at Greg's. It's entirely possibly they've also made pears & cinnamon! Yummmmm. To Joel: you're a gourmet cook, aren't you? Your recipe for pop rock chocolate sounds wonderful but way too much effort for a non-cook. :-)

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