Like my friend I went to the ICT workshop today and had a good time. Except for the horrible coffee I had to drink all day, the talks were interesting, some even comprehensible and relevant for my field. A lot of the research was preliminary, in its fragile state of initiating and carrying out the early tasks of larger projects. But the visions were there and despite some people's inability to make readable slides, the field of mobile information communication technologies and beyond is flourishing in the academic parts of Copenhagen.
Besides this wonderful workshop I went on a 'networking date' with an ancient friend of mine later today. It was nice to catch up on what is happens in corporate Denmark but I must admit that I am not envious of his job. Opposite a corporate manager I don't have to yell at people, I can just shake my head and walk away; I don't have to answer to nitty-gritty big bosses who's world evolves around budgets, I can just tell my advisor that my draft is late or that I have a headache and won't be in for a week (not that I ever did any of those things, but it is merely the option that gives me a sort of freedom). If I feel like taking the rest of the day off to go shopping I do that (I think I have done this a couple of times but I view it rather as field trips). Times like this I realize that I am in the right area for my mindset, so I biked home with a great sense of satisfaction and wrote another 494 words on my thesis.Posted by Louise at May 18, 2004 11:41 PM