I'm still working ferociously on getting ready for the FogBugz World Tour. We won't have the final list of cities until we can get hotel meeting rooms confirmed in each city, but it looks like the first round will hit about 20 cities in the US and Canada plus a few stops in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. In any case, I'm looking at about six weeks on the road.
Fog Creek's office manager Liz is planning all the logistics for the event. Today she faxed around about 80 RFPs to hotels to get meeting rooms lined up. (There's a huge business opportunity there--getting hotel event coordinators onto the Internet). I have to buy a bunch of gear:
Is there such a thing as a video projector which connects to the PC using Cat-5 instead of video cable, so I don't have to carry a 50 foot video cable around?
What's a good subnotebook? Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with the new flash-drive based notebooks?
What about the portable PA systems? Is there something self-contained that fits in the overhead bin on a plane?
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