Just back in Paris, I had a wonderful week after this terrible flight. Unfortunately I can’t tell you much about our two days meeting at Six Apart to prepare 2006, but I can say I had a wonderful dinner with Bernadette and Jeff (Jeff advised me to read Techcrunch, very good to follow the new startups in the area), I ran every single day from 45 minutes to an hour which was really cool, wondered for hours as always why I don’t live in the SF Bay area with Reid, spent some time in our office (not enough).
Thanks as well Edouard and the entire France Telecom R&D San Francisco team for this wonderful brainstorming afternoon in your offices and such a VIP welcome ! Hope to see you all soon.
I had finally the great pleasure of having dinner with Shel Israel, we both met for the first time and felt like old friends as we both read ourselves and I try to help for Naked Conversations. See you in Paris, Shel, was great fun to see ya in SF.
Oh and thanks again Marc and Thomas (from Beaucastel and Palmer, both of them blog, see also the after dinner picture) for inviting me to a memorable dinner at Michael Mina, you can see some pictures on my moblog. I never had such a wine (and so many glasses in front of me), here is what we tasted: Beaucastel Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2003, Beaucastel 1999, Beaucastel 1990, Beaucastel 1985, Chateau Palmer 1998, Chateau Palmer 1991, Chateau Palmer 1981, Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin 1998, Chateau Palmer 2000 and finally the two rare Beaucastel 1978 and Chateau Palmer 1961… Amazing ! You can see a short video (3GPP) of Marc explaining the first wine.