Taking the disorganised cake

It’s not unusual for minor things to go wrong when on an overseas press junket, but Intel has managed to raise the bar for IDF, which I’m currently attending in San Francisco. Despite inviting me a month ago, organising my flights and setting up a personal itinerary for me, nobody actually bothered to register me for the conference itself. Cue me arriving at the venue this morning to find no record of me in any conference systems at all, and a rather sceptical registration manager who wanted me to produce a printed article with my byline in it to prove I was actually a working journalist. Persistence, a sheer degree of narkiness and the remark that since Intel had paid to fly me halfway round the world for this event, letting me in might make sense, got me in the doors in the end.

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