Mike Masnick at mesh07

1 Jun ’07

One of the highlights for me at mesh was to be sitting in on the “Monetizing the Long Tail – Life Beyond AdSense” panel that Mike Masnick was involved in – I’m a big fan of what Mike’s done at Techdirt, and follow his work pretty carefully. After getting him up here, I had to miss the panel – Albert and I had our own presentation at the same time – but I did get a chance to talk to Mike at length during mesh. And once again, I had another amazing mesh speaker moment: Mike Masnick is a great guy. Down to earth, sensible (you knew that from his writing already), funny, ridiculously smart and a great business guy. Keep this in mind as you read him – Mike’s a great observer of what’s happening in tech not just because he follows it so carefully and has for quite a while, but also because he’s living the life himself with Techdirt and has his own personal experience to draw on. One of my favourite mesh moments – pulling a startup client into a conversation with Mike about his own experiences launching and growing Techdirt.

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Mike Masnick June 4, 2007 at 01:43

Damn. You write stuff like that and I’ll start losing the whole “down to earth” thing and get a great big ego. Way too kind.

Anyway, thanks so much for inviting me up there to speak. I had a fantastic time and many great conversations that I look forward to following up on over the next few weeks.

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Rob Hyndman June 1, 2007 at 09:49

David, I was thinking of you as I wrote that – we’ve spoken about Techdirt many times – I think you would have really enjoyed chatting with Mike.

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David Canton June 1, 2007 at 09:42

Wish I could have been at Mesh this year – too many conflicts. I would have enjoyed hearing Mike as well – Techdirt is one of the best blogs out there.

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