Someone Eric Reiss set up this lovely “Mentoring Booth” at the IA Summit. I needed a place to sit down to work on some laptop stuff — and I figured making a bit of a spectacle of myself wouldn’t be so bad — so I sat down behind the desk and started typing away.
Over the next hour and a half, a half dozen different people actually sat down to talk to me, each of them under a half-joking pretext of asking for advice. And I did my best to play my role, dispensing my diagnoses and prescriptions as well as I could. Inevitably I learned as much (probably more) from my “patients” as they did from me.
I also had my photo taken about a hundred times.