Last Wednesday night I had the pleasure of being able to meet up with two of my favorite tech-friends. Toby Brown and Lincoln Mead work for the Utah State Bar Association and came to New Orleans to help the Lousiana Bar folks improve their technology strategies. Lincoln and Toby are, outwardly, laid back and easy going, always quick to laugh and see the insanity that so often pervades everyday life. Most people, upon meeting Toby and Lincoln, would never assume they were techies. The techies I know are all pretty much like that: nice people who learned about technology because they are have passionate curiosity about how things work, and then like to fix them when they don’t.
I guess that’s why I could never hang around with politicians. Or entertainers, or famous sports figures, or famous people in general. First, most of them have no clue how anything works outside the limited world they inhabit. They all seem to let their popularity consume them, and lose whatever perspective they had before they became famous. I would, however, love to hang out with Scott Adams.