[wplug-plan] Problem with rude audience members at recent talks

Mark Dalrymple wplug at badgertronics.com
Mon May 2 11:54:42 EDT 2005

> The only one I was aware of was the cell-phone usage.  Were there other
> disruptions that I was unaware of?

Mainly a constant stream of comments.  Occasionally tried to launch into
some kind of story, but the speaker had enough control of things to
keep that from happening.

During Warren's talk, short comments "uh-huh", "yeah", "that's right"
(which are annoying enough to start out with, but not too
distracting), became longer and longer as time went on.  By the time I
went over to ask him to stop, it was getting to be half Warren and
half tangentally related comments.  All just spoken out without any
kind of request for permission.

(I'm not even thinking of any kind of bannination like with $person.
$said_individual is just rude during the talks, not doing anything
illegal, immoral, or threatening; and is a pleasant enough tech-savvy
guy to chat with)

++Mark Dalrymple.  markd at badgertronics.com.  http://badgertronics.com
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