Due to inclement weather, I arrived in San Francisco around 10:30 on Tuesday, rather than the originally planned Monday night. My friend Tom was meeting Alex Payne from Twitter for lunch, and I was able to join them. It was a really great experience, to be able to see the Twitter office, with several Bike racks in the office (on the 6th floor, mind you), open spaces, and monitoring displays on one of the walls showing statistics, as well as one giant screen positioned sideways that had a twitterfall of complaints about twitter’s service. When you are the backchannel, it’s best to have a good handle on your own.
Tom and I picked up our MacWorld badges, as well as our goodie bags (which contained an iPad nicely bound pad of paper with MacWorld branding.)
We then met up with Chuck Goolsbee of Digital.Forest for a couple drinks, before carrying on the remainder of the evening with a couple of friends of Tom’s.
This morning, I was able to meet Peter Cohen- editor of The Loop, as well as Chuck Goolsbee for breakfast at Lorie’s Diner. Grant and Ron from OWC stopped by our table for a second. Tonight is the Mac Manager’s get together at Beale Street Bar & Grill, as well as the Your Mac Life party.