I cancelled my Kindle order, twice.
Hemingway's six words? Mine are nonfiction.
PIVMAN (was almost) Legend
About a year ago my previous company, CoreStreet, was approached by the makers of "I Am Legend". They wanted a PIVMAN handheld to potentially use as a prop in the movie. We lent them the equipment, but never heard whether or not PIVMAN actually made it in to the shoot and survived the editing process.
I went to see the movie on opening night with a few west-coast CoreStreet expatriates and the goal of cheering wildly for our favorite inanimate prop. (I was going to make a Will Smith joke here, but it wouldn't make sense as he's quite convincingly emotive.) Unfortunately, PIVMAN was replaced by some kind of large, hand-held computer that pretended to be a virus-detecting eyeball scanner.
It's a good thing PIVMAN was cut, since the plot called for the replacement scanner to fail in a particularly embarrassing way while sorting out zombies from humans and I'm not sure I would have wanted to be associated with that sort of thing.
For those of you now hankering for some PIVMAN action, the original comic book (for which I get co-author credits, w00t!) is still a good read as far as corporate marketing brochures go. Maybe the next issue will have zombies.
Computer Talk with Dave Mason
[Update: That was fun. Dr. Dave and "Evil" Steve had some very kind things to say and I hope I didn't scare away too many people. You can listen to the audio here. I'm on hour 2, segment 7 and segment 8.
If I sound muffled it's because I'm crouching on my stairs, trying to shield the phone from a horde (pinch? mass? lard?) of shrieking Rachel Ray fans right outside my window. I think she's signing her new book, "Cook 30-Minute Meals With No Talent, Taste or Flair" Was that bitter?]
USA Today names me least womanly CEO
None of the women responded like Phil Libin, CEO of Sunnyvale, Calif., technology company EverNote, who remembers riding with his father in a '77 Malibu Classic with a dashboard that seemed to "stretch for miles" with blank holes where the cool gadgets should have been.
It's actually a neat story and I had fun being a part of it. For the record, I was at a bar in Boston sipping a cosmo when I read the full article.