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When computing scribe John Dvorak took the mike to introduce the keynote speaker at ISPCON Spring 2001, he drew nervous laughter by noting two ads for the show depicting people about to, or actually, jumping off cliffs.

When computing scribe John Dvorak took the mike to introduce the keynote speaker at ISPCON Spring 2001, he drew nervous laughter by noting two ads for the show depicting people about to, or actually, jumping off cliffs.

The show booklet included this pithy quote: "With special thanks to the stock market, we managed to eliminate several of those gigantic exhibit spaces on the show floor. Now you can cover the entire hall in short order and spend more time doing real business."

Or sharing the pain.