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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Robin Williams At Mac World

Doc Searls reports about Robin Williams attending Mac World..

I was at Macworld for a few minutes yesterday when I spotted my old friend Tom Rielly at a booth, talking with some people and handing out literature for TED, where Tom's performances are a legendary fixture. Tom didn't see me coming because he was busy talking to the guy next to him, while also collecting gear from some people at the booth, at one point saying "You could come on my show." (Which is Tech Toy Tuesday on Sirius OutQ (channel 149). From behind him I said "Hey, I'd like to be on your show too." Tom spun around, said "Oh, Doc! Hey, I want you to meet..." and he gestured toward the guy he'd been talking to. I said "Holy shit" or something, and shook his hand. Then Tom introduced me as "One of the top five bloggers in the world." I said "No, more like Number 23, adding "but most of the other 22 are duplicates." Robin said something funny I wish I could remember. Then somebody from the booth handed him a giant bag of goodies. I said "Let me take your picture. I'll call it man overcome by schwag."

And we all moved on.

Interesting story, always good to hear that people you consider famous are still shocked by others that they consider famous.


  • At January 20, 2005 11:40 PM , Blogger Alison said...

    I really like Robin Williams, he looks so much older in that picture than I thought he was though. I wonder how old he really is.

  • At January 21, 2005 8:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    According to he's 53...;fc=1;ft=20;fm=1


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