For many moons, I’ve wanted to hold a series of free seminars for Windows Secrets readers in various cities of the world.
I don’t really have an entire series worked out yet, but I’m doing kind of a trial run by offering a meeting with newsletter subscribers on June 15 in a single city: Hong Kong.
As you may remember, we gave four lucky readers in 2007 a Fred Langa Housecall — a one-on-one free seminar with our former editor, who wanted to discover the breadth of North America on his motorcycle before retiring from computer writing. We used the locale (country and postal code) that our subscribers had entered on their Windows Secrets preferences page to help decide where on his U.S. and Canada tour Fred would stop.
This year, if I held a free seminar in, say, Manhattan, I don’t know whether 10 or 10,000 readers would show up. So I’ve decided to start small in Hong Kong, a place where we have only about 200 subscribers.
Sunday, June 15, 2008, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
281 Gloucester Road (near Causeway Bay metro station)
Hong Kong, PRC
Business Center, 33rd Floor, room number to be announced
(photo courtesy of the Excelsior)
If this little beta test works out, I hope to arrange meetings in future months in California, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, and elsewhere. Let’s see how this first one goes.
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