- What was your first job?
I have been working since I was 10 years old. My first jobs included shoveling snow and delivering newspapers.
- What's spinning on your CD player?
My tastes are eclectic, ranging from classical to rock, blues, jazz, and others. I'm particularly fond of female jazz vocalists, with Norah Jones and Diana Krall playing a lot lately.
- Of all your tech toys, what's your all-time fave?
So hard to choose! I think I've had the most fun with my digital camera combined with Photoshop and other photo-editing software.
- Where would you head for a dream vacation?
Someplace new, exotic, and culturally diverse! Three places high on my list are Machu Picchu, the pyramids of Giza, and the Taj Mahal.
- What's the best book you read in the past year?
Nonfiction: The Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Fiction: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Corbin Ball, CMP, is a speaker, consultant, and writer focusing on events and meeting technology. His Web site, www.corbinball.com, is a comprehensive resource for meeting technology providers.