Got up early on Monday and walked over to Moscone with Lee (whom I'm sharing a hotel room with) and Howard (who's staying at the same hotel). Got on line for the keynote at 6:15 AM. We were joined by a few friends. Made it into the main room.
Keynote at 10:00 AM. Tim, Phil, Craig, and Scott did a great job. They transitioned smoothly, they were entertaining, they showed great stuff, they were all stars in their own ways. There was no ghost of Steve, and it felt appropriate to me that he was not mentioned. We've moved beyond that.
The demos were brisk and to-the-point. I have to say, sometimes Steve would linger a bit longer on a particular feature than I thought necessary.
I didn't lust for the Retina MacBook as I would have a year or two ago. As often happens, that may change when I get a chance to try one out in the store. I definitely can't justify getting one, though. My hardware needs are already well met, and then some.
I really enjoyed meeting up with friends.
In the evening, went with Lee to a NeXTSTEP retrospective hosted by Michael Johnson. It was a fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum. An amazing night. No time for details now.
Time to dive into Day 2.