Last year the American Pavillion had extended plug-in outlets on the floor near the tables so laptoppers could plug in and work for a long while, if needed. This year…no outlets. So unless you have a fully-charged battery that last a few hours there’s not much point in writing and posting there. I’m sorry to be the sorehead dart-thrower, but this kinda strikes me as unhelpful and ungracious. (I assume the decision not to offer plug-ins was deliberate, as a way of keeping journalists like myself from hogging the seats at the eating tables for too long.) Ah, well…there are plug-ins at the Orange Cafe and at the Palais press room, which have struck me this year as much warmer and folksier places to hang.