1. Tuesday, October 28, 2003

    i get the best email 

    Goood Morning Tony,

    This is my first cup of coffee of the day e-mail, so it could be scary.

    Just followed some links from your coments to the SD fire by a guy who suddenly decided to get on the ball with his sucky SD Bloggers website. Takes a little crisis for people to figure out what they can do with their technology, huh?

    Show them the way Tony.

    After 9/11 I did a few stories for the Times about how the internet handled the event. And I ended up talking to Evan Williams who said whatever, but the main thing that shocked me was that i tried to engage him in a conversation (dear to my heart) along the lines of how he is better enabling the free press to be the nexus of a democracy. and was that a goal when he set out? and maybe he took a nap during my question, but he was all groggy and said something like he had only recently started to think about those types of implications and he felt humbled by it but that he wanted to think more about it, and he’s just a little programmer guy, and didn’t think about what this technology could really do.

    There’s all this new technology right now Tony, but no great use of it yet. You are so clearly one of the few guys full of ideas. You can show, you can inspire, you can lead.

    The thing about not getting paid is key, as well. A few years ago, all the companies big and small could have hired loads of people to experiment with the new stuff. But now no one has the money to do that, let alone the energy to expend.

    But you do Tony. Because you have superpowers.

    I’ve finished my coffee and must get more.


    the free world

    Good Morning the free world,

    i have no superpowers.

    im a loser.

    but thank you for your support.