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PC Forum, the long-running tech conference, is shutting down, according to inside sources.

In its 29-year history, the conference became an ultimate schmoozefest, with higher-level attendees than other conferences like Supernova. Organizer Esther Dyson (pictured) moderated discussions between bigwigs ("more of a 'show and tell,' not highfalutin' thinkin'," says one tech exec).

Hacker and painter Maciej Ceglowski wrote a clever account of one PC Forum event, satirizing the high schmooze factor and low real-information level in the panels.

PC Forum [Official site]