I only did a half-day at work today. For the second half, I headed down to Union Square, where Microsoft were holding an MSDN event at the movie cinemas. No, it wasn’t a movie, it was some bird preaching why everyone should be using .NET v2 to develop their web apps.
Admittedly, a lot of what she said wasn’t new to me, as I’ve been using beta versions of .NET v2 for almost a year. Still, I’m somewhat surprised at how hard Microsoft are pushing their new data source controls – or whatever they’re called – which effectively means you bypass the traditional data access layer.
Anyway – somewhat late turning up to the event, I was forced to sit in the 2nd row, right near the end. Turns out that sitting in the 2nd row for a presentation is no better than sitting in the 2nd row for a movie – lots of neck craning. Being near the end, I couldn’t help but notice that I had to stand up to let people past in the narrow aisles as required.
So I was struck with a question – is it better to be the guy on the aisle, who has to keep getting up to let people past, or the dude in the middle, who doesn’t have to get up for anyone, but instead has to exuse their way past the entire row? Tough call.