Posted by: David Vasta
AS/400, COMMON - A users group, David on System i, System i
I have decided not to let COMMON print my sessions so that they can save paper. If you want to have a hand out at my sessions you will need to print it out and bring it with you. I will have that posted soon. I am finding this years sessions harder to get done/perfect as it’s my first year giving most of them and I have to rewrite most of them from scratch.
Let’s talk about that for a bit too. Some people would ask why are you not having COMMON print those handouts and I ask, why would you want them to print all those handouts when we are knee deep in the digital age and your still wanting handouts to doodle on in my sessions?
I will give in and tell you in the past at COMMON I have liked at times having the hand outs in hand, but later when I got home found them to be a waste of my time. Most of the time the session presenter just gives you a copy of his presentation. This is the ipidomy of LAZY! I know that is what they call stirring the pot but I don’t care. Last year was my first year presenting and I was witness to what I would have called crying like a little girl, no offense to little girls, by some of the long time COMMON presenters (mainly one). I would also like to point out that I attended one of Randall Munson’s sessions and was enlightened as to what he expected of me and it was very good direction indeed. I am going to have two things per session for you all to eat up. My session slides are just that, “My Session Slides”, and nothing more. You the attendee will also get a handout that you can download to your laptop, blackberry, iPhone, or some type of document viewing device and bring it with you. I am going to post them here on this site and I am going to post them on my other blog as well, plus on the COMMON web site too. They will always be avalible for you to download and review.
I would also like to let you all know I will be making the presentation avalibe to you if you want it. I know some people love to print it out and place it in nice dark place and that is your own doing. But I am making it avalible to you for the purposes of giving it again. Say you want to take parts of my presentation and give it to a group. Please have at it. What an honor to have your work taken from your tired hands and reworked to share with more people. I am PRO-SHARING!
Lastly I would like to point out first I am a meat eater and love going fast, I am not a tree hugger or a hippie, but I think this saves the COMMON organization money and time. It also saves a few trees. I saw just this morning that another blogger on ITKE was recommending the very same thing.