Here are some stray thoughts about the conference so far:
1. I am not the oldest person here. I had thought that Internet Librarian might be dominated by twenty-something and thirty-something librarians. I was wrong. There are plenty of middle-aged boomers here. The community is not much different from any other library conference agewise.
2. None of the speakers are promoting virtual reference. I have hardly heard it mentioned. Instant messaging is the medium of choice for public service.
3. The quick 45 minute programs allow participants to attend lots of sessions. I see very few people slipping out of sessions, as they are not stuck in one place long by design. The speakers do not have time to get boring. In a few cases a little more time would have been helpful, but for the most part, the topics have been kept to manageable sizes. It works well.