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It’s not the caffeine, it’s just me

This morning’s roundtable on regulation was a lively affair. The panellists went at each other hammer and tongs, an impressive feat considering it was 8am and most of the rest of us were feeling very sluggish.

Bruce Schneier was on excellent form as usual but may have been chemically assisted. He walked on stage with a small thermos and sipped repeatedly from it during the debate.

I caught up with him after the show and asked him about its contents. It turns out he’s a tea drinker and is seldom without his thermos of the sacred leaf. On the other hand he denied it had given him the edge that morning.

“That wasn’t the caffeine talking, that was me as normal,” he said.

“I haven’t had that much fun in ages.”

February 17, 2005 | Permalink


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