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The bloggers were up in this teetery little sky arena with choppy Wifi and not enough outlets or IPs for everyone. There were 15 chairs for 35 "official" bloggers and by the end of the evening the place was packed. There were a lot of snaking cables, a lot of exclamations of "Oh, the Internet's down again", and a lot of "Hey, can I check my email on your computer, mine doesn't work?"

I'm sure I shouldn't have been surprised by the absolute lack of tech support since that's the way it goes in most big events like this where connectivity isn't the primary focus. We could take turns trying to elbow in for some space in the media room four floors down where you could actually plug in an Ethernet cable and get a reliable signal.