Sorry about that media blackout yesterday. The Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore is a fine hotel with wonderful bedding and a friendly staff (as well as SHOWER CAPS, a recent bugaboo at SBM), but the Ethernet modem in our room cut out every time out the computer went to sleep — necessitating a 10 minute phone call to Indiana or somewhere every time to reset the modem. After we turned down a generous offer to send a repairman to the room at 1 a.m., a bathroom break resulted in another modem failure and we just had to give up. It was weak, we know, but we’re only human. At least we got the charges taken off the bill.
The sad part is that we could get the Wi-Fi from the nearby Holiday Inn on our iPhone, but not on our PowerBook. Ah, the joys of modern life.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.