Audibility of the Spoken Word in Varied Environs
The speaker for this program has a very soft voice, and has put their microphone on wrong. So you’ll be straining to hear every other word, and every time they move, the sound of fabric scraping against the fuzzy bit of the mic will echo through the hall like a thunderclap.

Close-Quarters Reading: The Ideal Capacity for a Seminar
Because the organizers have no clue, this session with Derek G. Wootzel, Mr. Book himself, is in a small conference room in the Marriott that has room for about 30 people. Across the conference center, there is probably another speaker talking to a gigantic hall with three audience members and someone who snuck in for the free food.

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