LinuxWorld Expo 2000 New York

Here's some random pictures I took at the Linuxworld Expo at the Javit's Center in NYC. My digicam had some trouble with the lighting. So the bright pictures tend to be blurry and the sharp ones tend to be dark. Tis life. Some names have been forgotten.

My view of Linus' keynote.

My view of Linus' keynote.
He's the little dot sized person in the middle of the picture. There was a huge video screen on either side of the screen, but who wants to take a picture of that?
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The grand entrance to the show.

The grand entrance to the show.
Note huge advertising banner. For the show sponsor.
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The fancy Red Hat booth

The fancy Red Hat booth
They even had Red Hat carpeting! Seems like a good use of that IPO money to me.
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The IBM booth

The IBM booth
Dual plasma displays -- now that's excessive...
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The Slashdot booth!

The Slashdot booth!
That's CmdrTaco in the flannel in the middle. Cliff is on the beanbag in front on the floor. Cowboy Neal is in the back, between those two. This was the first thing you saw after you came in the entrance. Yeah!
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Random members of the Slashdot crew.

Random members of the Slashdot crew.
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The crowd surrounding the Slashdot booth. Before everyone got tired and sat on the floor.

The crowd surrounding the Slashdot booth. Before everyone got tired and sat on the floor.
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Another group of booths.

Another group of booths.
YouCentric gets a plug here 'cause they gave everyone who was willing to sit through their presentation a t-shirt.
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Taco answering one of the audience's many questions. I recall this answer as "Read the FAQ!".

Taco answering one of the audience's many questions. I recall this answer as "Read the FAQ!".
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Taco doing his Jerry Springer impersonation

Taco doing his Jerry Springer impersonation
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Emmett ventures into the audience.

Emmett ventures into the audience.
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Pretty banners!

Pretty banners!
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Cobalt apparently has a thing for big blue boxes.

Cobalt apparently has a thing for big blue boxes.
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SGI's Disneyfied booth. They even had cheesy fake robots. Go SGI!

SGI's Disneyfied booth. They even had cheesy fake robots. Go SGI!
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The Slashdot booth after everyone left (except Emmett).

The Slashdot booth after everyone left (except Emmett).
He's reduced to chatting up the SuSE lizard.
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Illiad turning the SuSE banner into Art

Illiad turning the SuSE banner into Art
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An actual good, non-blurry picture of the Slashdot booth.

An actual good, non-blurry picture of the Slashdot booth.
Notice the very sweet Plasma display, which was used to its fullest potential -- by showing Slashdot all day. That video camera you see is the very one used for the web cam. Gives you chills, don't it.
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Slackers hangin' at the Slashdot booth.

Slackers hangin' at the Slashdot booth.
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Me

Me
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Entertainment!

Entertainment!
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Roblimo searching for a comment to moderate to +1.

Roblimo searching for a comment to moderate to +1.
He's the one to the right of the blurry guy with the microphone.
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One of the freshmeat bigwigs updating the appindex in real-time from the show floor!

One of the freshmeat bigwigs updating the appindex in real-time from the show floor!
What dedication... and check out that spiffy chair.
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Emmett shown at the exact moment he posted the AOL sued for $8 billion story.

Emmett shown at the exact moment he posted the AOL sued for $8 billion story.
Note the spiffy Madonna-esque microphone. Behind him is the other Freshmeat bigwig.
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A last feeble attempt to get the crowd to disperse.

A last feeble attempt to get the crowd to disperse.
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