The day before Bill Gates is scheduled to kick off the Professional
Developers Conference in Los Angeles, the downtown area of Los Angeles
where the event is held was hit by a power outage. A utility worker cut a cable by mistake, leading to a domino of mishaps that at its peak took out three power substations.
The blackout also hit the LA Convention Centre where pre-conference tracks were taking place.
The Professional Developers Conference was first held in October 2003 in Los Angeles as a one time event to inform developers about the forthcoming version of Windows Vista. Microsoft last year decided to add a second PDC to allow developers to learn more about the system. The event definitely meets some demands, as has sold out several weeks ago.
Back in 2003 too the PDC was hit by elements out side of Microsoft's control. A large forest fire in area outside of LA affected flight traffic over the city, delaying many attendees and preventing others from attending altogether.
Two points form a line, form a trend. Could it be that some higher force is trying to send Microsoft a message?
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