I suppose you're correct in calling it indirect marketing, fdos. That doesn't bother me, per se, but it seems like a foreign concept to me. Usually, I walk around at trade shows and handle the products. I'm accustomed to the direct supplier-engineer relationship.
EDS is a different kind of trade show -- it's more about forging partnerships than selling products. It takes a bit of hustle to get into the suites and find out what's coming down the pike in terms of products. Nice work, Rob.
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