Friday, July 14, 2006

Podcaster meetup surprise

Unexpected meetup with Scoble
Yesterday evening I went to the Silicon Valley Podcasting Meetup group for the first time. Most of the meetups I have been to have been very casual events. I almost didn't go to this one. I had not been feeling well yesterday. I was still stunned and in a daze after learning of my friend's unexpected death. I went expecting the meetup to be what most of the former ones were, just a bunch of folks sitting around talking tech. I was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and sandals, today being a hot day. It was very organized. The folks from Podtech being there in force. I met uber geek Eric Rice and heard him talk about podcasting, vblogging, Second Life and more. He seemed to have several threads of conversation going in parallel. The big treat for me was seeing Scoble. I heard somebody say he was coming. I said wow, it will be great seeing him again. The person who told me was John Furrier who said, "do you know him?" I said yes, "he used to work for me and Bob is a friend." Then Furrier said, "I am his new boss." Bob and Maryam had driven down from Seattle. It was good catching up.

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