Murphy's Law states: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." This is especially true and especially painful when there is an audience involved.

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A rapid cascade of events

From a post by Richard Fernandez that has absolutely nothing to do with presentations but everything to do with the way things often go wrong:

Once the overall design margin of a system has been eroded, failure when it comes manifests itself in a rapid cascade of events. The hidden stresses suddenly pile on each other and the structure, riddled with hundreds of weaknesses each minor in itself, collapses under their simultaneous impact.

4 comments to A rapid cascade of events

  • Lee,

    I just wrote a post about the problems with the airwalls in my ballroom. Not an a/v issue but you should relate to it. Read it here:
    http://soyouwanttobeabanquetmanager.blogspot.co

    I've also put a link to you on my blogroll.

    Take care.

  • My equipment table was once set up next to the seam between two sections of an airwall that wouldn't close all the way. The gap was only a couple inches but it let in enough noise to make it difficult to follow the speakers on my side of the wall. On the other hand the slight breeze that also came through the crack kept me more comfortable than I would have been in the overheated room.

  • My equipment table was once set up next to the seam between two sections of an airwall that wouldn't close all the way. The gap was only a couple inches but it let in enough noise to make it difficult to follow the speakers on my side of the wall. On the other hand the slight breeze that also came through the crack kept me more comfortable than I would have been in the overheated room.

  • My equipment table was once set up next to the seam between two sections of an airwall that wouldn't close all the way. The gap was only a couple inches but it let in enough noise to make it difficult to follow the speakers on my side of the wall. On the other hand the slight breeze that also came through the crack kept me more comfortable than I would have been in the overheated room.

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