Don’t like to promote too much work stuff on this blog, but I’m really intrigued about EE Times Multicore Virtual Conference, and virtual conferences in general.  Will these virtual conferences start to replace some (never all) regular conferences?  And, speaking as an idealist here, could this open up conferences to more people in less prosperous parts of the world?  And save some jet fuel, helping the environment? 

I’m not advocating the end of personal contact, still the best way to really know one another and really share information.  But, if done right, virtual conferences could be a good thing for connecting the world.