heyheyrenee is what I care about and what I think you should care about.
Me? I quit school in the 9th grade. Been to Hollywood and back. I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd 7 times before the plane crashed. Once at DU, in a half full arena that only held 1000 people. Pounded nails for a while. I cried on the deck when John Lennon was murdered, because I knew the Beatles would never play together again. As a kid, I always loved the phone. But I was told I didn’t meet the qualifications for a job at Mountain Bell. I went from being a waiter to SCSA. Started my first company in 1989. My biggest asset back then was naiveté. I had dreams, a 286 with a floppy drive, 40mb hard drive and a D21 analog board. I’ve had a good run and I still have dreams. I was there in Chicago that night when Barack Obama was elected. Barack is fine, but he reminds me of Robin Hood. Politicians matter, yes. But power to the people is what I’m about. I’m fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
Back then the tech world was much different than today. There were only a few of us. What mattered the most was not your degree or pedigree. What mattered were skills, ethics and a love of the business. Back then a guy like me could make his way. The business has changed, those changes are important to me. Tech is integrated into our lives now, we can’t opt-out. Folks with white socks have come and ruined plenty. More damage is being done by the nanosecond.
Some people I admire are my wife, Bill Gates, Bill Daniels, Dennis Ritchie, Andy Grove and Nien Cheng.
I live in the mountains of Colorado, where I grew up.
Others have helped me. Now I want to help others.
I don’t do Facebook, Tweet, or social media. Been there, done that. My brain still hurts from my days of “Living in Public”. I think social media is a social disease. But YouTube is wonderful. YouTube gives the little guy who’d otherwise have no chance a way to change the world. YouTube belongs on a short list of the greatest inventions ever. It’s groovy.
No advertising here, never will be. It’s about the money – but it’s not about the money.
If we all don’t start giving back, helping others and taking care of the planet, well, so long ‘cowboy – thanks for the fish. We should move our feet way more than our lips.
No arguing here, because no one ever won an argument on the Internet.
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