eBay item 3106040895 (Ends Jan-12-03 12:34:36 PST ) - HO OPERATING "GANDY DANCER" HANDCAR w- BOX I remember wanting one of these years and years ago when I got my TYCO train set. They were about $20 then -- way too much money for me. Glad to see they're still available for about the same price! (Of course, I have no idea what this auction will close for, so if it goes for $200 you'll wonder why I can't do math and why I think that's the same as $20...)
In his latest podcast ( Blogarithms IT Conversations News: August 14, 2005 ), Doug Kaye mentioned an interesting anecdotal tidbit: People seem less interested in panel discussions at conferences than they do in single speakers. The panel discussions get lower ratings at ITConversations.com, and... there was some other reason he mentioned it, too. (Okay, so I don't remember. Sorry!) As I was listening to one of their panel discussions this morning, I had a thought: It was really hard to follow. It takes a lot of mental energy to keep up with who's-saying-what. And I don't even particular care about the who's-who; it would be even worse if I really need to know which person was making a particular point. Could that be what people are reacting to when they rate panel discussions lower than single-speaker talks?