BMUG Reunion

In the earliest days of personal computing users had to fend for themselves. Computer companies were too small, or too indifferent, to support individual users. So we huddled together, supporting each other through the trials and vicissitudes of PC ownership, in something called "user groups."

I remember traveling to Berkeley of a Thursday evening for meetings of one of the biggest, best, and most unruly of the user groups, BMUG: the Berkeley Macintosh User Group. I didn't go to every meeting, but I always enjoyed the unruly atmosphere, the feisty treatment of the company marketeers who dared address the group, and the Chinese dinners afterward. I even left them my Mac BBS, MacQueue, when I took it down in 1986.

BMUG hasn't met in years, but one of its stalwarts, Raines Cohen, is planning a reunion in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Mac's release. This is one party I wouldn't want to miss.

BMUGgers unite for one (last?) Thursday meeting, this Thursday at the Hillside Club in Berkeley. RSVP on Facebook or at I hope to see you there!


Our First African-American President...

...was technically not Barack Obama:

Therefore, from 12:00 noon until about 12:01 pm today, the President of the USA was Condoleeza Rice.

link: Remember When Biden Was President? - City Desk - Washington City Paper

But wasn't yesterday amazing?


Scoble, Part 2

Part two of my conversation with Robert Scoble for his
Nice shot of the Emmy. Thanks for the interview, Robert!

Like, Star Wars


Scoble And The Weather

Robert Scoble is like the weather. Everyone complains about him, but no one can do anything about him. (I kid.) Part one of the interview I did with Scoble for is online. Part two should be up tomorrow. If you missed my MMacworld keynote, many of the things I talked about appear in this show...
Man do I need a haircut. The rest of the keynote made its way into this podcast interview I did last night with the Weather Brains (four TV meteorologists who have a very entertaining audio show about weather). Weatherbrains Episode 155 Follow the Weatherbrains on Twitter: James Spann, JB Elliott, Brian Peters, Kevin Selle. I thank them for their hospitality.
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