1996 Minneapolis, Minnesota
In April of 1996 I travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to attend a trade show of the American Association of Neurosurgeons. I was part of a team which had designed and implemented an interface between an industrial-strength relational database and web browsers in the form of CGI scripts - written in Perl - which generate HTML to provide functionality which includes a searchable index to the neurological components of the National Library of Medicine (including graphical elements) and an interactive walk-through of the neurosurgical protocols encapsulated in the CPT codes.
[January 2001 update, while I'm putting these pictures in my web album: I think these were taken with my Apple Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera, which generated relatively poor quality images (especially in low levels of ambient light, like inside a coffee shop). I can't remember why I have so few images from that trip, but so it goes... Here are some random comments from what little I remember of that trip.]
We touch down at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP). In the distance one can see the Minneapolis skyline.
Of course we're at the gate furthest from the airport proper. A long walk. Sigh. I notice that folks are wearing very warm sweaters and jackets, even though it's already April. One doesn't have to be in the Twin Cities for any length of time before a local gleefully tells you that they have two seasons: summer, and the eleven months of looking forward to summer.
Here's the view from my hotel room in the downtown Hilton, high above Minneapolis. Damn, things are flat, flat, flat!
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