As the jetlag starts to pass, I've had a few more minutes to spend with my digital camera, flickr, and my inbox to write some additional impressions of last Friday's event with the Notes Consortium in Shibuya.

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(About 50 updates in my Japan set on Flickr)

What a great event!  I spent more than three hours with this group...two hours in formal presentation and Q&A, and another hour while community members did demonstrations of everything from Notes V1 (yes, really) to some great Notes 8 composite application samples.  At the conclusion of the evening, the group presented me with the Happi Coat mentioned in the prior entry.  What I did not explain there was the additional symbolism of that coat.  In Japanese, most syllables/words are pronounced with a vowel sound at the end, so I was called "Ed-o" most of last week.  "Edo" is also the historical name for Tokyo, and it is the first character in Kanji on that Happi Coat.  Thus, I am very honored by their gift, and am planning to have it framed and hanging in my home office.

More on Notes/Domino in Japan in the next day or two.

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