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BBWF 2011: The F Word

Ray Le Maistre

3:45 PM -- I know Broadband World Forum is a serious event and not to be taken lightly, but ... any chance of a bit more fun this year?

Full days of discussions, product demonstrations and meetings are good for productivity but not so good for the soul, so there needs to be a balance at the Paris-based event, n'est-ce pas?

Of course, there's a lot of important stuff to check out. (See BBWF 2011: Hot Techs on the Show Floor and Stakes, Chips, Beans & SPIT.)

But we need some entertainment too, which can sometimes (but not necessarily) be helped along by some liquid refreshments. To be fair, those were in evidence last year on the show floor, particularly at the ADVA and Lantiq stands. (See BBWF 2010: Show Floor Drinkathon and BBWF 2010: Paris in Pictures.)

So if you're at the show, do your best to lighten the mood a bit, even if it's just on Twitter (use the #BBWF hash tag) and see if we can make the final year in Paris a good one for business and a great one for the F word. (See Amsterdam Trumps Paris.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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Anne Morris
Anne Morris
12/5/2012 | 4:52:50 PM
re: BBWF 2011: The F Word

Baguettes would look a bit daft really...very long.

Clogs all the way for me!



12/5/2012 | 4:52:50 PM
re: BBWF 2011: The F Word

That's just breakfast-time your're talking about, yes?

I'm not convinced about AMsterdam. I will be conducting a poll in Paris:


Clogs or baguettes -- which ones float your BBWF boat?


Not sure I will get any willing respondents, but we'll see... 

Anne Morris
Anne Morris
12/5/2012 | 4:52:50 PM
re: BBWF 2011: The F Word

Agree with you there - imagine four days at Mobile World Congress with no Rioja to smooth the way. Surely incroyable that BBWF will not provide some light relief this year - but Amsterdam could be another story entirely!

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