I forgot I signed up on the wait list for the Web 2.0 conference this year. So in a bizarre twist of marketing fate I was pleasantly reminded that … um …. no. Hee hee. OK, I guess I better just stick with the Barcamp affiliation and not cross my toes for foo either.
On a PR note, O’Reilly really is a master at creating exclusivity and therefore demand among alphageeks. PT Barnum egress is child’s play for the man.