What If

What if there was a gathering of the leaders, speakers, visionaries, teachers, mentors, and founders of the web? What if there was non-stop, extensive discussion of the pressing issues of web development and practice? What if this meeting of peers had the nicest people you will ever meet, every one of them so friendly and accessible that it makes you appreciate humankind? What if you were given the opportunity to meet with the very people who shaped your education and development in your most formative years? What if this magical event ended too soon?

I wanted to say goodbye, at least for now, to all of the wonderful people I met at South by Southwest Interactive this year. I feel really privileged.

Update: Doug Bowman has some similar thoughts.

10 thoughts on “What If

  1. from the looks of it, your exit list has grown a lot! 🙂 thanks for all the great pics and recaps, Matt… i missed out on a lot! did you ever get my voice mail? in case you didn’t get it, i called to let you know where i was… just in case you wanted to meet up.

  2. I realized, once again, that I’m lucky to live in Houston with someone as wonderful as you. These people only get to see you once a year – yet you are so accessible to me! It’s all about accessibility…

    Hmmm… I wonder what amazingly stupid things I could have said to Zeldman if you had introduced me to him too. Although “CSS makes my eyes bleed” might have been enough.