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Political Speeches at Tech Conferences are a Bad Idea

Posted by geeknews at 11:36 AM on August 10, 2007

It appears that the goal of Gnomedex for the second year in a row is to bring in a political person to talk during the show that pisses off at least 50% of the audience. The worst part: The guy that lead off the conference was completely whacked.

The back channel conversation around this was beyond negative. Chris, remove politics from Gnomedex. People do not pay to come to a tech conference to hear a whack job political left speaker.