I’m in agreement with Joe Wilcox here and I watched this video he links to in his latest post with anger and dismay. I think that Steve handled things really well with not a shred of the anger that you or I may have expressed. How would you feel if that happened to you, can you imagine how you would have reacted? Vaulted over the lectern to punch the guys lights out perhaps? (I’d have cheered if someone had done that actually).
How would you feel if you had to watch your step every time you appeared in front of an audience? What if the missile had been much much worse? What if someone had been badly hurt? Most of us enjoy relative anonymity going about our daily work. Would you like to be in the public eye in the sort of world that exposed us to this much hatred and animosity? I certainly wouldn’t and I still remember the awfulness that Kathy Sierra was exposed to, just for doing the thing she loved and being the target of death threats and a terrible hate campaign
But the thing that horrified me the most was that the 2 guys either side of the egg thrower didn’t try to stop him throwing the 2nd or 3rd egg after watching him throw the first missile. No one tried to prevent him at all. They just let him walk straight out almost apologetically and without comment.
So, to the egg thrower – whoever you are – whatever your motives for disrupting this event for all of the other attendees – shame on you for this…