By bblfish on Dec 05, 2006
Yes. It can happen. I know. It happened to me yesterday.
I had a cup of coffee in the morning. Then a cappuccino at the Cal Train station in San Francisco. Then at midday, at the GNoTE conference, I felt thirsty. There was no water, but a lot of coffee. So I had one cup. Which made me thirsty. Then another. I still felt thirsty. Then another. And another. Perhaps even another. I can't quite remember.
I spoke to Matt Thompson in the corridor, and someone came up and asked us to speak a little less loudly... Ok. The conference was going on, and people were filming... But perhaps there was more to it than that... I think I was trying to give my usual 10 minute overview of the Semantic Web to Matt in under a minute. I may even have managed to do it, but at the cost perhaps of appearing slightly demented. Don't try to do this, unless the person you are speaking to has also had the same dose of coffee.
Later I finally found an unopened bottle of water lying on the floor, which I really was in dire need of - every cell of my body was telling me so. And slowly something weird happened. I started being able to hear myself think... Then I realised: I must have had 7 cups of coffee that afternoon.