7:25 AM -- The recession seemed to put a damper on the OFC/NFOEC exhibit floor last week, in terms of booth decor if not attendance. But with the economy being old news, companies made the best of it and expressed hope for a quick recovery -- and some of them even tried to have fun in the process.
Here's our view on how it looked, sans gorgeous outdoor shots of San Diego, which it didn't even occur to me to take. (This is why they only pay other people to be photographers.) If you click the photo below, you'll plunge into the mini slideshow from the conference. And don't forget to check out the stash of our OFC/NFOEC coverage, available at this link.