WWW2006 Conference Dinner


The conference reception was held at Edinburgh castle. I've been taking photos while I'm here. Here are a few from our visit to Edinburgh Castle last night.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle's Main Gate
The Firth of Forth from Edinburgh Castle
Tim Berners-Lee chatting with a bagpipe player at Edinburgh Castle

Yesterday my nine year-old son asked me if I'd seen a bagpiper yet. I hadn't, so when I saw on at the castle, I went over to take a picture. Interestingly Tim Berners-Lee was chatting with him, so I snapped a picture.

The trip to the castle was a lot of fun, but I have to say that I was very disappointed in the food. It was all finger food and further it was served by people walking around with trays. There weren't nearly enough of these, so every time one showed up it looked like when I feed my fish in the pond outside. People who brought a guest paid 50 pounds (almost $100) for the event. That's a lot of money for sparse finger food even in such fabulous setting.