BIO 2005 has joined the blogging business. A web log for the event at the Convention Center is online, offering recaps of the days' news. The reporting, mostly by Pradip Banerjee, is sunny. One feature stands out: the Top 10 of swag.
Louisiana is tossing beads. Maryland is throwing Frisbees. The friendly lawyers at Edwards & Angell have magnetic desk toys for you. Dyax is offering something called sticky lungs. Philadelphia is giving away the home addresses of animal-rights activists. Actually, the Select Greater Philadelphia org has put its faith in the Slinky. We are serious about the sticky lungs.
One stick-in-the-mud, Philip Kaplan, writes: wow - this whole biotech thing is really starting to mimic the dotcom shenanigans of the late 90's right down to the cheezy giveways. I have a slightly used kozmo.com backpack available if anyone is interested.
I'm heading out to watch the fun - protesters, conventioneers, skate rats. Will look for Pesky Apostrophe, who's got a Mrs. Robinsonesque thing for 'boarders.