Web Essentials 04: the things they didn't tell you

4 October 2004


A Blue Perspective: Web Essentials 04: the things they didn't tell you

Well, I arrived back a bit later than everyone else from Web Essentials 04, for extra-curricular reasons. While I didn't gain too much knowledge from the (non-accessibility) presentations (that's just me), they were all thoroughly enjoyable, and the ability to talk to over 200 like-minded individuals at the conference centre/pub/kebab shop was certainly worthwhile.

There's a few more thorough round-ups of what went on at the presentations, but here's a few facts you won't find in any of the transcripts:


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  1. 1/9

    Russ commented on 4 October 2004 @ 20:54

    All true. One missing:

    The Man in Blue has a habit of sleeping through presentations - even those of highly regarded accessibility experts.

  2. 2/9

    Andy Budd commented on 5 October 2004 @ 00:07


    Sounds like you all had a great time.

  3. 3/9

    Michael Koukoullis commented on 5 October 2004 @ 09:41

    Russ, The Man in Blue sleeps through many other things as well, I know, I work with him.

    To his credit though his exhaustion is usually due to his passion for late night after hours design sessions, hopefully on my new site.


    Michael Koukoullis

  4. 4/9

    Joseph Lindsay commented on 5 October 2004 @ 15:37

    Also, the is no mention anywhere of Dean Jackson's autostenographic efforts. A highlight for me.

  5. 5/9

    John Allsopp commented on 6 October 2004 @ 10:17


    actually, I believe Joe intimated it was me, not Russ, whose tastes ran to PDII, but I might have been asleep at the time too (not)


  6. 6/9

    The Man in Blue commented on 6 October 2004 @ 12:15

    Publicly, yes, you were outed for PDII, but behind closed doors Russ was an uber-princess-fanatic.

  7. 7/9

    Russ commented on 6 October 2004 @ 21:39

    Uber is right - it is just such a great movie. The plot, the character development, the acting, and some great car chases too... I could go on forever!

  8. 8/9

    ephi commented on 7 October 2004 @ 16:52

    I love those trivias. ;) Thank you for sharing.

  9. 9/9

    Jason Foss commented on 8 October 2004 @ 07:33

    LOL - I'm with Joseph - Dean's "autostenographics" were brilliant. Nice word creation too, by the way!

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