At RailsConf, Sitting Around Ignoring Each Other

I’m at RailsConf. In a flagrant attempt to be one of the cool kids, I’ve set up a Flickr account to share my RailsConf Photos.

Of the few dozen conference I’ve attented, this one has the highest incidence so far of people sitting around, in large groups, working alone on their notebook computers; some of the groups are having conversations, but most of the attendees (including me, as I type this) are staring intently at their own PCs. It makes me wonder why we are all here – are we all so accustomed to interacting online that we don’t bother to interact offline, even when sitting in the same room (and at considerable expense?)