a thought for speakers
bzs at world.std.com
Sat Jun 1 05:06:15 AEST 1991
I have a better idea, we can just have designated questions! We'll
design several catagories and have people with loud voices volunteer
to ask them at each talk:
1. Deep, thoughtful question:
So, tell me _______ (first name preferable to appear very
personal and familiar), where do you plan to go with all this?
2. Embarrassing, put-em-on-the-spot question:
Didn't I just read a very similar paper in a recent
ACM, or maybe it was IEEE, journal? How familiar are
you with the literature in this field anyhow?
3. Broad, pointless but important philosophical question:
Would you really consider this to be in the spirit of Unix?
4. Who cares question:
Could you tell us who funded this work?
5. Everyone cares question:
Could you tell us when we can expect to see this in
a commercial product?
6. Universal questions:
Is it my turn? Is this microphone on? Can everyone hear
Sorry, that's all we have time for, thank you for coming.
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