Sunday, September 10, 2006

Is it worth the trouble?

Why should one travel long distances to be at conference like BlogCamp when you can catch all the action live via youtube, IRC or podcasts? When you can even have a side conversation of your own with some live blogger or an embedded messenger friend!

One reason could be that if everybody stayed home, there will be no live action to catch. But, couldn't you have a virtual event designed to achieve the same buzz and objectives?

My answer is: NO. And reasons, in brief:

1. When you take that flight you make a powerful statement that it is something that you do consider worthwhile.

2. You get to meet some delightful people. Nothing can replace a face to face.

Ok, now this session has got off. I'd let you know if I can find more reasons to justify why I came back today.

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