Right now I’m in the Northwest WorldClub at O’Hare, waiting for my KLM flight to Amsterdam (and thence to Barcelona). This show, IT Forum 2007, is the first time I’ve been invited to present at a Microsoft event in Europe, and the process has been quite a bit different from that of the US shows. The content development process is somewhat different, and the logistics folks have done a very good job of taking care of signup, reservations, and the like. Unfortunately I’ll only be there for a very short time, so I won’t be able to work in much sightseeing. In order to get an upgraded seat, I had to fly DTW-ORD-AMS-BCN, which isn’t exactly convenient. However, I scored seat 1K on my flight, which means I should have a great view of downtown Chicago on the flight out. Counterbalanced against that is the fact that KLM’s 747s don’t have in-seat power. Since it’s Sunday, that’s OK, as I won’t be working anyway. Tomorrow is another story altogether, though.