: For years, I played the hermit and never went to conferences. Then I went to a few and enjoyed meeting all the folks I’d been reading in blogs. So I tortured myself wondering whether I should go to more. But the hermit in me won out and I’ve been staying home, watching the conferences online and even joining in from a very distant peanut gallery. Judging from the reviews of the latest conferences, I’m glad I stayed home with my wi-fi and electric plugs and nobody to tell me where I can and can’t take pictures or blog or wander.
by Jeff Jarvis