incrediBILL - 11:05 am on Feb 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Why tie us to expensive city centres when the Internet supposedly should have set us all free from these extortionate places?
Why do it in person at all?
This is the internet and by using virtual webinars Google could show thousands of people simultaneously, even in vastly remote locations.
Not only that, the video could be saved for future review by people that missed the webinar.
Just a thought ;)
Going to SF is a PITA for me, just like London. Although I'm 20 miles away it's like going to a beehive of swarming car and pedestrian traffic everywhere. No place to park, pedestrians that ignore stop lights and step right out to get run over, red light traffic runners trying to kill people, and worse yet - those that simply don't know where they're going and don't look before rapidly changing lanes. Assuming you live long enough to find a place to park, parking will cost about $8/hour and since I'll be theoretically attending the afternoon session which ends at 4:30pm, I'll be leaving Google to face complete SF gridlock and assuming I can even inch my way back to the freeway, it'll take up to an hour to make a 20 min drive home. Therefore, I'll probably find a local pub and park my carcass for a couple of hours until everyone else has cleared out of the city and take a somewhat leisurely drive home, assuming it doesn't turn into a cab ride home! :)