This is just an update from the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia. After walking around the exhibits this afternoon, I noticed the the crowd around the LibLime (open source library software service providers) and the general lack of crowd around the traditional vendors. Maybe just a sign of the times.
On a technology note: I am traveling this trip with an ASUS EeePC. This Linux based tiny notebook is wonderful to travel with and after a couple days I am finally getting the hang of the smaller keyboard.