- Posted by Johanna on June 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Tom Spurgeon brought to my attention that cartoonist Julia Wertz called people complaining about the heat at MoCCA “whiney bitches”. I think that’s handwaving away a real problem. The heat at MoCCA directly affected what I bought (thus decreasing exhibitor sales in a tiny way) for two reasons:
1) Mood. Standing outside in the heat for over an hour and then walking around a muggy room killed some of my first-time-there enthusiasm. If things were more comfortable, I would have bought more, because I would have been closer to that “I love this place! Let me buy everything I see!” mood you so want in a customer. Instead, I was second-guessing myself, because, already being tired, I didn’t want to carry anything I didn’t *really* want.
2) Timing. I didn’t see everything at the show because I had a limited schedule. I spent about an hour, divided, resting because of the heat. That was time I wasn’t shopping. I had aimed to see every table, but that didn’t happen. Who knows what I missed out on?