Actually, Don Henley sang "you can check out any time you want but you can never leave".
What Is the Future of the Paid SQL Server Conference Model?Commented on: 4 years ago
(August 1, 2011)
This is eerily remindful of the discussions that went on about the now-defunct DECUS user group meetings - the meetings helped to pay for the various services to members.
The demise of DEC was the...
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