I was pleased and honoured to have Lauren Wood and Tim Bray and their kids come to my birthday party back in June. One of the reasons it was an honour is that Tim is both a pioneering Internet tech-head and a socially thoughtful guy. His latest post is a gem:
TechCrunch? The top story when I last checked was "Pixsy To Power Search On Veoh". I’m containing my excitement.
It seems there's an inward-facing circle scattered around San Francisco and its peninsula; they're smart and experienced and money-hungry and very alert. But when the next big thing comes along (and I love this business, because I know it will) you won't have to rely on the professional noticers to tell you because it'll touch your life directly.
It's good that Tim and Lauren chose to live here in Vancouver rather than the Bay Area: they get more perspective, I think.