Long time no blog! I really should schedule these things ;-)
The other day I had to make a presentation for a grant in front of a group of people who would be donating serious money (more than $10). Normally, I have no problem doing this. However, I have been suffering many sleepless nights (a cold or West Nile) and I wasn't as prepared as I like to be. Not only that, but the speakers who were to go before me were mostly missing (late) so I got bumped up into the first group. As I start my presentation, the secretary starts banging away on her keyboard to take notes -- it was loud! Every time I spoke "klackety-klackety-klack!" Every time I stopped, silence. Very distracting.
Yet another reason for Tablet PC's: a return to shorthand!