I’ll be at Mix in Vegas on Tuesday and Wednesday — drop me an e-mail (chadd – at – yahoo-inc.com) if you’d like to meet up.
Every time I go to Vegas, I’m reminded of a passage in Jean Baudrillard‘s America (one of the books I read back when I was preparing for a career as an academic, and one of the books that made me think that wasn’t such a good idea):
. . . what is absurd is also admirable. The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning
systems cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them.