By now you’ve read about CMD-D (or ⌘D), a conference on Mac and iOS automation created and hosted by Sal Soghoian and scheduled for August 9. There’s also a “scripting boot camp” the day before.

I like the idea of this and hope it’s successful, but I really dislike where it’s being held. I understand that Santa Clara is close to where most of the speakers live, and it’s probably easy to get an audience for this type of event there, but if there’s a place on Earth that doesn’t need to be taught the value of automation, it’s the Valley, where you can’t swing a cat without hitting a programmer. It’s like sending Catholic missionaries to Vatican City.

Maybe if this first one is successful, Sal will take it on the road and spread the Good News to the heathen.