For those who followed the Google I/O 2014 keynote last night, you’ll have gathered that it was – literally, in some cases – a snooze-fest. Now obviously I wouldn’t have complained about an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco (HI EMMA), but I was actually kinda glad to be lying on my couch, in my pants, listening to Mastodon.
As the keynote went on, and on, and then on some more (it lasted 150 minutes incidentally), a series of increasingly amusing tweets were sent out, as the journalists in attendance veeery slowly started going insane.
Oddly, I’ve just noticed that the desktop version of twitter limits how far you can go back. Was that always a thing? Fifteen hours and no more, it seems. Fortunately I can still spy some gems. Ready? Hit it!
@LaurenGoode: "Grandparents everywhere are going to love this feature," re: casting smartphone photos to large-screen TVs.
@LaurenGoode: Please intro me to a set of grandparents living in the Android ecosystem, and I will do a story on them.
@alexia: Google i/o keynote, Day 17.
@alexia: But wait, seventeen more things. #io
@ejacqui: People could make up almost anything about the Google I/O keynote right now and it would be at least somewhat believable on Twitter.
@TheBreen: BREAKING: Protestor run over by Google self-driving car. A woman protesting Google's "collaboration with the NSA" was run over …
@JTemple: More protesting, this one yelling about killer robots. #GoogleIO2014
@tapbot_paul: Will no one stand up and yell that this is going on for too long? #IO
@caseyjohnston: the coding demo, the time when tech journalists forget this is a conference for developers and not tech journalists
@LaurenGoode: Google's "one more thing" appears to be a live demo of debugging and cloud data flow.
@caseyjohnston: i/o bloggers just focus on the cloud. think about how soft clouds look. like your pillow at home. with all your blankets, maybe a nice kitte
@mat: There is a reporter next to me who is asleep in his chair. Not kidding.
@mat: Honest to god I have never seen a reporter fall asleep at a launch event like this before
@cultofmac: We watched Google’s 3-hour keynote so you wouldn’t have to
@paul_a_smith: Why not strap the moon to your wrist and have done with it.