MOST CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENT: It should have been the title of the panel "The Young Masters of the Digital Universe" but it was easily topped by moderator Jerry McGee's unsettling appearance on stage wielding a lightsaber and impersonating Yoda-because the Internet and Star Wars are, you know, er, the same thing.
I'M LAUGHING AT CLOUDS: The New York Times Co. sponsored the opening evening's "western barbecue," but with the Arizona weather gods suddenly deciding to end a long drought. Times ad columnist Stuart Elliott and his team scrambled to bring the chow line indoors. Nothing says barbecue like Lucite chandeliers. Fun was had by all-at least until Andrew Robertson donned a cowboy hat.