I’ve made my way to Los Angeles to attend MAX 2009.
As can be expected with this kind of event, there’s still a lot of last minute work but everything is looking good now. The keynote tomorrow is looking out to be awesome. Lots of exciting announcements and great demos to show.
It’s the same kind of excitement I experienced just before the introduction of Mac OS X in 2000 at MacWorld San Francisco. I remember we were still fiddling with the demo machines late into the night before the keynote: we had one main machine and two backups tucked discreetly below the desk that Steve used. A KVM switch allowed him to switch to one of the backups if something bad happened. During the keynote, I was sweating bullets in the front row, hoping that everything would work fine. Everything ended up working splendidly, but I didn’t relax until the keynote was over and Steve high-fived me backstage. We were both relieved to have finally revealed publicly what we had been working on secretly for so many months.
I’m really looking forward to the keynote tomorrow. We have some nice surprises and I’ll be high-fiving everyone around me