Conference etiquette and wifi

Tara Andrews chrysaphi at
Sun Dec 10 18:25:34 GMT 2006

On 12/10/06, Neil de Carteret <n3dst4 at> wrote:

> I may have over-generalised.  Presumably you were looking at Dave and
> his slides between bouts of typing, so he'd have know you were hearing
> him.
> I just find it off-putting when training attendees are paying more
> attention to their screens than to what I'm trying to impart.
> Sometimes you feel like you could just stand there humming for a few
> hours and send everyone home with a copy of the notes.

So what you're saying is that it's rude to sit in a presentation
paying no attention to the speaker.  Whether you're typing, sleeping,
or picking your nose seems mostly irrelevant once that's established.


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