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Candid photos from TechRepublic Live 2011

First day whiteboard

One of the highligts of TechRepublic Live is the afternoon breakout sessions where the attendees decide what topics to discuss. This is what they were thinking about on Wednesday.


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

HAL 9000
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You raffled off Boxee? Poor Davette what will she do now? Col :^0

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An anonymous telephone participant called in high bid. She was fetched by private jet and flown out before any were the wiser. All pre-arranged, I assure you.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

I was so looking forward to closing all internal doors in Discovery and then sucking Boxee from one end of the ship to the other by opening a Air Lock and then slamming it Shut just before she got sucked out. Then wait till she started to recover and open another airlock at the other end and up 5 floors so she got sucked back through the special passage that I had setup. I was planning on slamming the second Air Lock Door shut just before she got sucked out of that as well. :^0 That way i figure I could Torture her for weeks on end and watch her get more and more upset. ;) I figure after being sucked from one end of the ship to the other a few hundred times might stop her fiddling with computers. :0 Col [/maniacal laughter]