"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
It's because he has no shame that the awesome happens.

<@javaman> okay
<@javaman> got book signed.
<@nrmlgrl> oooh
<@nrmlgrl> i was wondereing where you were
<@bikepunx> signed?
<@javaman> gibson's new book
<@bikepunx> nerd
<@javaman> highlight: he remembered me, wanted to ask me some questions for the current book
<@waltman> yow!
<@javaman> but thought his questions were stupid
<@bikepunx> ha
<@bikepunx> thats pretty awesome
<@waltman> who thought his questions were stupid -- you or him?
<@bda> javaman: Dude.
<@bda> NICE.
<@javaman> he thought his questions were stupid.
<@waltman> were they?
<@javaman> he never asked.
<@bda> javaman: Presumably you ensured that for the next book he would call you? :)
<@javaman> yes.
<@javaman> gave him my card again.
<@bda> That is super awesome.
<@bda> javaman++
<@javaman> haha
<@javaman> but yeah i told him that i would never consider a question stupid.

Jealous!

August 9, 2007 8:57 AM