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Macworld Ho Day 1: in the write place

January 7, 2009

“I wanted to provide hardcore information to hardcore people who want to kick ass, and I wanted it in something you can hold onto–a book. Why? Because a book boots up faster than a blog and is not dependent on Internet connectivity, battery life, or the ineptness of HTML printing.” So says Guy Kawasaki.

Believe it or not (Paul Squires), the Art Predator scored a legit media pass to Macworld 2009–after all, I do average over 5,000 hits a month here on this blog and I write on a semi-regular basis about “industry” issues (along with, as you know, plenty of poetry and various types of ephemera).

And who better to reach the rambling random masses than the Art Predator? On this site where you never know what you might bump up against?

So one highlight from Day 1 at Macworld, beside the free food and wine from sponsor JAMF (they of the Casper Suite: Peerless Breadth and Depth in Mac Client Management in case you didn’t know) is meeting Guy Kawasaki, shaking his hand, and having him sign a copy of his book, Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition. He asked who I was, and I explained I was a writer, a blogger, the Art Predator (for gosh sakes!) Which then meant I explained Coleridge’s idea of the aesthetic as engaging the whole soul and the eclectic nature of this blog.

“Have you heard of Alltop?” he asked.

“Of course,” I said with a smile as he slid an Alltop sticker in my free copy of his book (being one of the first 75 to come by the Microsoft booth). I handed him an Art Predator card and left him with his line of fans…

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  1. January 8, 2009 1:39 am

    I believe it.

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