- Rice's webmail client is so pathetically slow that it's nearly unusable.
- Hotels in Nevada walk a fine line between needing to compete with other hotels on the one hand, and trying to make sure you'd rather sit in the casino than your room on the other.
- "Nuggets" = out. "Highlights" = in.
- "Disruptive technology" = out. "Transformative" = in.
- 4 hours of 5-minute talks in one day is too many, at least for me.
- Some people don't understand the meaning of "Your talk should be three slides."
- Most of the NER projects (high-risk, high-reward one-year single investigator grants) from FY04 in the ECS part of the engineering directorate of NSF actually worked, and were pretty cool.
- The free wifi in the Reno airport makes up for the beeping, blinking slot machines in the terminal.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
NSF grantees conference post mortem
It was useful to network with fellow NSF grantees for the last two days in Reno - an interesting mix of people and projects. A few observations:
Posted by Douglas Natelson at 3:36 PM