First of all, all thanks and blessings on Tim and Serina Powers, who talked me into putting up with hours on a non-smoking flight to attend. They said it was worth it, and they were right. I have never been treated better at a convention, and rarely as well.
It was a blast. Lots of smart people, lots of interesting discussion. I also like Tel Aviv a great deal–which is something coming from a virulent anti-Zionist. I’ll probably drop a few more thoughts now and then as I think of them, but for now, I just want to say hello to all the wonderful people I met and hung out with there, and to thank them for a truly wonderful experience.