I’m feeling a little sad about my paper at ETS yesterday. Someone had the bright idea to schedule a Friday afternoon full of papers, even though the conference effectively ended before noon. I walked past room after room of speakers gamely lecturing to empty chairs until I find my room, tucked away in the back of the Hilton, as far away from the action as you can get, both geographically and chronologically. I’m grateful for the friends and a few others who stuck around for it, and for the good comments that followed. But I’ll never put in all that effort for a Friday afternoon paper again.
I humbly think that ETS blew it by scheduling my paper when it did, but for the biggest blown opportunity ever, it’s hard to top my local news station. Watch this two minute video for the largest waste of talent ever. How can they not know who they are talking to?
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