Here I am backstage with Beth (aka 'Sonic' -- you will understand if you see her at the conference). Beth is a keynote technical specialist. Also here is Eric C., the keynote technical lead. This guy and gal are what make PDC keynotes sing. Things go right with our keynotes because of their hours and hours of both advance planning and dedication to making everything work as planned.
Beth has especially been helpful in tracking down one of our keynote primary machines that was 'lost' for a time yesterday in shipping from Redmond to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thanks Beth.
It's now about 4 minutes before the BillG and JimAll keynote, and they are cool as cucumbers -- all is well. Time to rock-n-roll.
Scoble, you need to come do a Channel9 video back here with these folks.