I had been a member of HLK for approximately 76 hours when my new boss called me.
E: “You going to be around in April?”
B: “Uh, yeah?”
E: “Okay cool. I think I’m going to send you to Seattle. We’ll talk more later.”
And that was it. Fast forward 6 months and I found myself in a lecture hall that could have just as easily held a Psych 101 class. I attended at least half a semester of Psych in 2001, so trust me I know the rooms. But there was a difference this time. This time, people actually wanted to be there, unified under a single objective: to make our work better.
Throughout the day we spoke (or rather, the geniuses spoke and the rest of us furiously tweeted) about the value of content, the importance of advocating the ridiculous and the true art of typography (think I’m being dramatic? Google Jon Tan and prepare to have your mind blown). Plus, as anyone who has been following the #aea discourse on Twitter knows, we s...