Steve Gillmor: God incarnate?

Steve Gillmor: God incarnate?

Summary: I was fortunate to meet my fellow ZDNet blogger Steve Gillmor on Tuesday evening. And I have to say that he is now my favorite of the Gillmor Gang, and that includes his brother, Dan Gillmor.

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I was fortunate to meet my fellow ZDNet blogger Steve Gillmor on Tuesday evening. And I have to say that he is now my favorite of the Gillmor Gang, and that includes his brother, Dan Gillmor.

I know that his postings on ZDNet are somewhat difficult to comprehend. However, he is right. I  cannot express it in words--just yet--it's a gut kind of thing. But he is right. And when the smoke clears you will comprehend...

I know that the above sounds cryptic and confusing. But six to nine months down the line it will make sense. I promise.

EOM.

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  • Is this the same Steve Gillmor

    that runs this: http://www.attentiontrust.org/about#board

    where, when registering, I was told my site would be evaluated? What a crock! God in his own world maybe, so much for http://del.icio.us/BillyG/Transparency
    BillyG_n_SC
  • Nice to know he makes sense in person...

    "I know that his postings on ZDNet are somewhat difficult to comprehend."

    That's the understatement of the year. I have a bloody degree in Philosophy and I cannot make sense of his posts.

    "However, he is right."

    Never could tell, can't understand what he is saying.

    "I cannot express it in words?just yet?it's a gut kind of thing. But he is right. And when the smoke clears you will comprehend..."

    You definitely were spending time around him, because this is sounding like one of his posts. At least you admit that you cannot express it in words. What is he right about? What is his idea that is right? When what smoke clears?

    You know what is going to happen? "When the smoke clears", I won't even know it cleared, and neither will anyone else hear except for you guys. We will all come to a conclusion about something, and not even know that it validates anything Mr. Gillmor or yourself has written. Why? Because we had no idea what you meant! And then you guys will start bragging about how smart you are! It's like if a street preacher started bragging about how smart he was, because he retroactively claims that he was referring to the football season when he spent the whole fall and winter saying "the end is near".

    And "God incarnate"? I've seen a lot of ZDNet bloggers being accused to trolling or being "shills" for one company or another. I've never seen a blogger accused of being a "shill" or a boot-licker for *another ZDNet blogger*. I suspect that if you make more articles or posts like this one, I may very well see it, if this one wasn't enough.

    J.Ja
    Justin James
  • You gotta be kidding

    What was the purpose of this blog? To convince us to read Steve's blogs, despite the fact that they make absolutely no sense? To convince us that Steve really is a smart guy, even though he can't seem to say anything that anyone else (except you, apparently) can understand? C'mon, why is it so hard to explain just what Steve is talking about? What's the big mystery?

    To be honest, I now only look at those blogs of Steve's that already have responses, because the responses are much more entertaining and informative than are the blogs themselves. If Steve wants to be recognized as an authority, he and those who worship him need to learn to speak "to" people, not "down to" people.

    Carl Rapson
    rapson
  • Welcome to my trolls, Tom

    What were you thinking? See you when the smoke clears.
    steve@...
  • Wow, I didn't expect all that lol

    I guess I'm not so far off in left field after all.
    BillyG_n_SC
  • God of obfuscation methinks

    What an absolute crock. Genius is sometimes defined as being an extreme ability to think laterally, sometimes by a high IQ.

    Let's take a look at Richard P. Feynman (who was a genius of Physics and Maths) had to say: "What I cannot create, I do not understand". This is an incredibly elegant statement, because he also meant ?What I do not understand, I cannot create?.

    Another point of reference is Newton. He lived in a time when the English language was in its infancy. He literally had to invent words to define his physics. He worked and reworked his thoughts systematically until he was perfectly understandable - even when kept the results to himself i.e. 'Opticks...'.
    Fandorin