Sunday, September 11, 2005

Always Remember

So where were you 4 years ago?

I was at a Composite Materials conference at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. I had driven there the day before and after breakfast I returned to my hotel room to see the news. I sat in shock. I went down to the conference center lobby. Crowds of people were staring at cable news feeds.

I had to give a presentation on Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding later that day. I gave it. It was bad, partly because no one was really interested and partly because I spent all my preparation time staring at cable news feeds.

Still, it is nice to know that I'll never have a public speaking experience worse than that one.

UPDATE: Joe Cathey is a bit more specific about what he was doing than I am.

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