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Live Blogging the Closing General Session


Update: Neil asked whether Dr. Tyson had given the keynote at the Business Development Day event a couple years back, so when I ran into the good Doctor having breakfast with his family Friday morning, I confirmed that yes that was the case. Does this make business partners "groupies"?

The "comedian" for the closing general session this year is DR. NEIL deGRASSE TYSON, the host of the PBS series NOVA ScienceNow. A very interesting selection, but entirely appropriate given Tyson's quickly established "geek cred". A great selection actually, as this "Top 10" science-based cosmological routine is actually REALLY funny. I'm going to have to check out PBS it would seem.


1 - Kevin,

Good job on the live blogging. Wasn't Mr. Tyson the BP keynoter a few years ago. As I recall he was very good and if it's the same person I think the first repeat keynoter for LS.



2 - I'm probably in the minority, but after a long week discussing code and theory I was looking forward to mindless comedy, not jokes about Pi or the periodical table.

But he was way better than that singer they stuck us with a few years back.

3 - For various reasons I've missed the last two BP opening sessions, so I couldn't tell you. Somebody else will have to chime in on this one. I'm glad you got some value out of the live blogging.

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