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Mitch Wagner
4/7/2014
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LAS VEGAS -- Interop -- This year's Interop was a living testimony to the convergence of telecom and IT. The annual conference devoted to enterprise networking was a-buzz with discussion of SDN and cloud. It was also replete with garbled booth signage, wine, marching bands, and food.

OMG, the food.

Click the image below to start the gallery while I unbutton the top button of my pants and take a little nap on the couch.

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Connecting Besiness Opportunition in A Better Way
With $3.5 billion profits, you'd think Huawei could afford to hire a couple of English majors to proofread its booth signage. A friend snuck us this photo taken Monday, before the show floor opened; he says this mangled sign hovered above the Huawei booth more than one day prior to the show as vendors set up for the expo. Huawei finally fixed the sign just before the show floor opened. Hopefully, the person who wrote this sign isn't also creating Huawei equipment documentation.
With $3.5 billion profits, you'd think Huawei could afford to hire a couple of English majors to proofread its booth signage. A friend snuck us this photo taken Monday, before the show floor opened; he says this mangled sign hovered above the Huawei booth more than one day prior to the show as vendors set up for the expo. Huawei finally fixed the sign just before the show floor opened. Hopefully, the person who wrote this sign isn't also creating Huawei equipment documentation.

— Mitch Wagner, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profileFollow me on Facebook, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading. Got a tip about SDN or NFV? Send it to mwagner@lightreading.com.


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Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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4/9/2014 | 2:22:14 PM
Dog-friendly
Procera Networks was giving away iPad styluses at their booth. I got one. I thought it was the best stylus I've ever owned. 

After I got it home, I disovered our puppy loved it too. 

RIP great stylus. Your life was short, but you were loved. 

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Mitch Wagner,
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4/7/2014 | 1:48:18 PM
Re: Modern accomodations
Sarah - I don't know which level I was on, but Patton Oswalt was my shaving butler. 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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4/7/2014 | 11:47:04 AM
MOAR PHOTOS!
Better photo of the marching band. And here's a video of the band passing the Riverbed booth.

Gratuitous animated GIFS:

- Guy wakes up from a public power nap at that charging station. Something about that charging station seemed to give people the nods. 

- People walking the show floor.

- Strangely hypnotic animated GIF of a woman walking past that Starbucks.

 
PaulERainford
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PaulERainford,
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4/7/2014 | 11:43:27 AM
Re: As someone who enjoys food...
I once accidentally ordered lamb's brains as the menu du jour when on holiday in France. They looked surprisingly brain-like. Not that tasty.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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4/7/2014 | 11:39:08 AM
Re: As someone who enjoys food...
My Spanish-English dictionary says those are lamb heads. 

It also says it's going to throw up in its mouth a little bit. 
SarahReedy
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SarahReedy,
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4/7/2014 | 11:37:05 AM
Re: As someone who enjoys food...
That is so much worse than the fish heads, Paul. Not okay!
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PaulERainford,
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4/7/2014 | 11:28:03 AM
Re: As someone who enjoys food...
Don't eat that, eat this:
SarahReedy
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SarahReedy,
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4/7/2014 | 11:20:26 AM
Modern accomodations
So, Mitch, did you stay on the Excelsior Level, Excelsior Plus or Excelsior Reserve?
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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4/7/2014 | 11:19:36 AM
Re: As someone who enjoys food...
The burrito? Yes, I ate it. And loved it. And am still digesting it. 
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Ray@LR,
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4/7/2014 | 11:14:00 AM
As someone who enjoys food...
As someone who enjoys food using multiple senses (including sight), this struck fear into my gastronic soul.

Last time I saw something like this it was in an aquarium.....

Mitch -- you didn't actually eat that, did you?
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