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The Making of D6: Part Two

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Here’s my annual video, second of two, of the behind-the-scenes preparations for the sixth D: All Things Digital conference.

It starts tonight in Carlsbad, Calif., with an interview with Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer by Walt Mossberg and me.

But to make the magic happen at D6, there has been a year of much more mundane slogging by our crack team who put it all together.

Here’s a glimpse of the run-up to the conference on site over the last few days before the event, in two parts (here’s the first video):


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