Florence, Italy is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world — and I am here for a few days to attend CHI 2008 (Computer Human Interaction). Since I had a few hours on Sunday before I get busy, I was able to be a tourist for a few hours. Took some pictures of famous Duomo and other places. This place always impresses me — is a wonderful combination of history that also has modern amenities. However I was really surprised that I am paying about $ 400/night in a hotel that does not provide in room Internet. I need to go to the lobby to use Internet.
Will start attending conference now. Looking forward to many people who are building experiential interfaces.