There were no sponsors. Not many tech company CEOs. But, last night’s BBQ was absolutely wonderful — too bad Shel Israel wasn’t here, cause it laid out his new book’s theme of Global Neighborhoods absolutely wonderfully. Out on the front lawn of David Hoggard’s house, we had a BBQ party. It’s the first time I’ve had homemade banana pudding — it rocketed to the top of my favorite desert list.
And, what can I say about meeting Billy Jones? I hear he has a real treat for us at the conference today. Billy is a former trucker and a new school poet (and is a geek, had a street plane he built in Make Magazine). But meeting him you’d understand he’d be an interesting guy to hang around with, check out the video about him for more. “The driver looks like ZZTop, so it’s rock and roll all the way…” Heheh.
Thank you to Sue Polinsky for giving us a bed in her home. She’s a wonderful host and definitely a “tech mama.” (She’s an old-school female geek). Ben picked us up at the airport yesterday. Is a geek at Sprint here. Well, gotta go. Talk later, have a good Saturday.