Is WISEN worth missing a personal invitation to Billg's house?

I Find Karma (
Wed, 1 Jul 1998 14:31:19 -0700

Oh man... is there any way I can get a refund on my WISEN commitment?
I'm perusing the Web page

and I'm not seeing how to cancel. I wanna cancel!! Yeah, in fact,
*ROHIT* can give my talk while I enjoy the company of Billg... :)

Oy. Why did they wait until 2 weeks before to tell me about this??
Did they pick this date on purpose because they knew I was gonna be out
of town at WISEN???

All my life I've had two dreams: 1) To bring Internet-scale event
notifications to the masses, and 2) To meet Billg. And now I find out
they're both happening on the same day, 1200 miles away from each
other??? Oh, the humanity!!!!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laurie Raisys (Swift)
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 12:09 PM
> To: Adam Rifkin
> Subject: Billg Intern Party for Research 7/14
> Dear Adam,
> Bill Gates is pleased to invite you to join him at his home on
> Tuesday, July 14th, 1998 from 6:30 - 9:00pm.
> Dress for the party is casual. A buffet dinner will be served
> throughout the evening. Due to the large number of people
> attending, we must limit this invitation to you only.
> RSVP to the alias INTERN regarding attendance and confirm whether
> you will need bus transportation by Thursday, July 9th.
> We respectfully ask that you do not bring backpacks or cameras.
> Laurie


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