Will the web replace conventions? Not a chance.

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Posted by Steve Price on February 28, 1999 at 19:25:49:

Dear Jerry and All,

The electronics revolution is surely upon us, and the web is one of its miracles. This has changed much of what we do, and will change even more. BUT, the rug convention is probably here for the foreseeable future.

What's the evidence? Hearken back to a previous topic, the one about rug conventions. The high points for most folks was the dealer fair and the exhibitions. That is, what people really savor at the rug conventions are the hands-on rug fondling and the live interactions with their fellow neurotics. These, it turns out, are precisely the things the web can't replace. We can put lectures (slides an all) onto a monitor, we can put pictures of rugs, we can even have discussions. But we can't rub rugs or give each other the reassurance that only another living, breathing, ruggie can.

Steve Price

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