Departure time

It's a wrap...

Another Interop is behind us. The iLabs team got together for a "post-mortem" dinner celebration at Morton's last night.We were tired but talkative as we enjoyed the company and the "dead cow."

This morning, many of us are off to our homes. But, with the news of the New York show in December, it looks like we may be doing this again sooner rather than later. Details are still in-process, but the expectation is for a full eNet and iLabs, including Hot Stage. Dates are likely on the Interop web site, but I think I heard the of the 12th. The Holidays are a great time to be in NYC! If all of this happens, it's very likely that (the illusive!) Terry will join me, and I'll finally get to introduce you all to her.

Karen gets the "blow ssh's mind" award for this show for demonstrating just how much of a curmudgeon I have become. As she leaned forward over her notebook computer, looking up at me with one of those looks, she said, "Well, we have been doing the iLabs for 7 years!"

"No way!" I said... Only to discover that my minor victory was that it was the 7th year, not 7 years, but you get the point. Where in the world has the time gone?

Personally, I am very interested in seeing how we can expand what happens on the network at the show, and find ways of drawing the iLabs and eNet closer together. I think that it probably has something to do with services offered over the network (as we did with VoIP to the booth), but other things that are a bit bleeding edge and exciting. Got any ideas? Let us know by e-mail to the list or to me directly. Or just comment here. I'd like to see us avoid engineered complexity, and instead really over-engineer something that enterprises may deply in the next 12-18 months... What would that be...?

Anyway, thanks for having me, again. Thanks to Karen for the invitation, to the iLabs FSS team for the welcome, and to all my friends for putting up with me. I enjoyed the dinner immensely, and am really excited about NYC and being able to have Terry there for at least part of the time.

I intend to continue to add to this blog (at a bit lower frequency) between now and the NYC Hot Stage. Let me know if you have thoughts, questions, or other things that should be placed in here...

Take care, my friends, and God bless...

God bless Ron Jarrell...

Good night, Gracie...