As with last time, tonight's 106 Miles gathering was excellent. I didn't arrive until ~7:40pm but managed to catch much of Dave Sifry's discussion. Of all the interesting things he said, one really stuck in my head. In the context of dealing with VCs:
If what you want is advice, ask for money. If what you want is money, ask for advice.
Good advice, I'd say. :-)
The discusion continued long after the official Q&A (I got home after 11:30pm). I had several great conversations which ranged from startups in the valley to Google in the early days and even tagging and efficiency in PHP.
Oh, and Russell (after his second day as a full-time Yahoo) made the funniest Freudian slip ever. He managed to say "Google" when he meant to say "Yahoo" in a sentence like "What I've been doing for the last several weeks at Yahoo is..."
The rest of us were highly amused. I accused all that AdSense money of going to his head. :-)
Thanks again to Joyce and CommerceNet for making 106 Miles happen.
Posted by jzawodn at February 09, 2005 12:40 AM
It was Mark Jen's fault (the ex-Google Blogger) he was standing next to me so when I motioned to the right to include you, I ended up sucking in some 'don't be evil'-ness into my brain instead... ;-)