Life isn’t all strumming and four strings—I drove over to San Francisco last week to attend MacWorld Expo and experience all things Macintosh (and frankly, to enjoy some top-notch dining and the freshest Dungeness crab on terra firma). I’ve been attending MacWorld since 1987 (when it was a much smaller event) and never fail to find software that makes my life easier—and hardware to keep my day-to-day computing more delightful.
Dad and I have been MacWorld regulars for a decade or so now and this year was no different—he flew into Sacramento Airport and we toodled down I-80, across the Bay Bridge and unloaded luggage at our favorite hotel (to be kept a secret since it’s small and “undiscovered” at this point).
Our first day included several hours at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and, of course, dinner out (thanks, Dad!).The next morning found us at Moscone Center to claim our MacWorld “Exhibit Only” badge holders. What a mess the whole registration process was this year; my guess is they’re going to get a lot of complaints from folks who elected to save the $2 mail cost and pick up their badges there. We already had our badges (we’re not gonna waste limited show time to save a lousy two bucks) but we still had to ferret out the elusive badge holders in the midst of the masses of Macintosh enthusiasts.