Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

CARLSBAD, CA — I wasn't just eighty-sixed, folks. No, I was eight-D6'd. There I was, charming my way through the crowd at the Wall Street Journal's D6 conference — why hello, Sir Howard Stringer of Sony! Oh, was that Steve Case? — when a woman announced herself as "in-house security" and informed me that "the client" had asked that I be shown the door. "The client" being Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, the conference organizers, and "the door" actually just the way to the hotel bar, where I'm having a lovely fruity beverage. And Swisher and Mossberg were too late with the bum rush. I'd already been working my camera for hours. While Bill Gates bores attendees with a preview of Windows Seven, Microsoft's latest attempt to annoy the majority of computer users, you can enjoy the snapshots I took. Among the nerdspotting: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Max Levchin of Slide.

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference

Security ejects Valleywag from D6 conference