I’ve no idea how this only has 50 views, or how I missed that this was posted finally - 2 months ago. I give the gentlest “whoo” like the crazy northwest owls to this lengthy talk about social media in the lives of John Roderick, Jonathan Coulton, Merlin Mann, Scott Simpson, and the ever classy John Hodgman. All helping people.
I’m pretty sure that people who hate cities just haven’t yet confronted the fact that they are hairless pig-insects living short, striving lives among the writhing masses of their fellow swine, all of them stacked high in crudely fashioned dirt shit-heaps.
But, while the whole story of how John first ended up sleeping at our house one night in 2002 has never been told in the exhaustive detail it deserves, I can tell you that this 5-year-old video captures the first time I officially interviewed John as an actual thing.
I like it a lot, and the unintentional genesis of Roderick on the Line is clearly in there.
Alongside John’s 2011 interview for Back to Work, you’ll definitely get the feel for why we thought chatting each week might be a useful way for John to help many, many people.