5 Seconds of Fame

I got a mention by Tim O’Reilly on the O’Reilly Radar today. Granted, it was for forwarding an email, which is not exactly rocket science, but I felt special just the same. Also special that it was about links to wikipedia, because I am somehow just giddy about how great wikipedia is lately. It’s not like I just discovered wikipedia, but I just started seeing it with love-struck eyes recently, like you’d look at a particularly amazing sunset, or the Grand Canyon… a silly kind of wow. It started after we went to see The Queen (the movie, not the person) and I came home and read everything about royalty I never knew before. It’s like suddenly my lack of education is irrelevant. I’ll just learn it when I need to know it. More about my lack of education soon.

Can I also just say that — and I am not sucking up because I know that my audience for this blog numbers in the twos or threes, or maybe it’s just me by now — that Tim O’Reilly is so da bomb? Yes, I know what you are thinking. I’m publicity starved and he threw me a bone so I’m all agog. Whatever, judge if you like. But seriously, I’ve had the opportunity to work with him a little, and the man just radiates integrity, and furthermore, kindness. Not super common in geniuses. Again, not news to the larger world.

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