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    2 days are a must really for it I think if you are serious, I hope it moves from Olympia to somewhere bigger though and has a slighty more prompt tube, the Earls Court change is not that fun as it can take a long while for the Olympia tube to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    2 days are a must really for it I think if you are serious, I hope it moves from Olympia to somewhere bigger though and has a slighty more prompt tube, the Earls Court change is not that fun as it can take a long while for the Olympia tube to arrive.
    Yes I fell foul of that. I thought I had set of in plenty of time but got stuck at Earls court for a bit and ended up missing my fisrt train by 20 seconds on the way home

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    I hope it moves to Excel or NEC (too much to hope for?) as Olympia is a garbage venue.

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    Docklands (ExCel for those who don't know the name of the exhibition centre there) is where the grapevine has it moving to for around 2010/2011. Got somone at Docklands doing a job there at present and they have heard that its rumored to move there. But could all be pie in the sky and were stuck waiting for tubes at Earls Court for another 40 years

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    Was acutally quite lucky with trains - despite several changes on the wah back (and being stuck at Watford Junction about about half an hour at 5pm at night wasnt fun either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    I hope it moves to Excel or NEC (too much to hope for?) as Olympia is a garbage venue.
    Make sure you feed that back to the Supplier Advisory Group and I'll do it direct at the next Visitors Advisory Group meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    2 days are a must really for it I think if you are serious, I hope it moves from Olympia to somewhere bigger though and has a slighty more prompt tube, the Earls Court change is not that fun as it can take a long while for the Olympia tube to arrive.
    Didnt go to BETT but yeah...every time I go to London I seem to end up spending ages at Earls Court tube station

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    The NEC would be excellent - nice central location.

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    I learnt that people will believe pretty much anything you tell them, if you say it with enough conviction!

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    Smile Smartboard

    Also, i learnt that when calibrating a Smartboard, rather than tapping on the dots, you should tap to the side then drag towards the dot and release on it.
    I'm not convinced how it works but it supposedly gives a better result.
    And, if you cock up, press the button on the bottom dash (i think they are the mouse button replacements) and you can go back a dot or two, which is really useful if you want to do a 36 point calibration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    I learnt that people will believe pretty much anything you tell them, if you say it with enough conviction!
    Hehe, true

    Some of the exhibitors actually believed two "business men" wandering round who claimed to have just "sumbled upon" some school techies' passes on the floor; which invariably lead to some interesting conversations

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