Posted by Dan Lyons on Feb 22, 2012 in Tech | 10 comments
Yeah. Good grief. Fucking Scoble. I just posted an article about it here on the Daily Beast.
Scoble’s worthless. Seriously, this guy was still using Google Buzz after Google+ has opened up which speaks volumes about his judgement in matter of technology. I think that tips the scales in his direction when considering who’s more worthless to the community of technology journalism, him or Lance Ulanoff.
This is bullshit.
What’s funny is that this is nothing more than bar talk. I’m not involved in any startup fund and I don’t think I will be anytime soon (I never say never because tomorrow Bill Gates could walk up to me and hand me a billion dollars, but I’m not holding my breath). I haven’t gotten to any sort of negotations where I even see a term sheet or anything official. No email. No serious conversations. No business.
I do not invest in startups. I have no money in any tech company other than in Rackspace stock (I own some mutual funds that might invest in tech).
If this ever changes you will be the first to know.
Huh? I stopped using Google Buzz the same week that Google+ came along.
I’m always interested in talking about my career and the path it could take but I NEVER HAVE APPROACHED ANYONE about doing my own fund. Whoever said that to you is lying and you didn’t make that clear to me in your email to me this morning, Dan. It’s other people who come up to me and start talking to me about doing a fund.
Just to explain what’s going on here. If Dan had done real journalism and not a drive by in email that I didn’t understand the context of I would have explained. At the World Economic Forum there is a group led by Rich Strombach, which is an informal set of folks. They are thinking of doing their own fund and wanted to know if I’d be interested in joining them. I told them that I’m always interested in business ideas so to put something together and let me know what that might look like. I told them that I’d consider any such request after I have it in writing. I have NOT heard back yet from them and have NOT signed any documentation and have NOT asked any VC to invest in any such fund. If anyone is hitting up VCs on my behalf I sure would love to know that. My phone number is +1-425-205-1921 and my email is email@example.com
No better proof case for the value of comments was ever offered.
Now for the real question: What’s the story on that photo?
The photo was taken by JD Lasica in Mike Arrington’s back yard at a Techcrunch Party that Mike threw to celebrate the launch of our book, Naked Conversations. I got half naked to have some fun and it became this photo.
I saw that praying pic w/ the Namaste tagline on Google+ and thought it was some kind of satirical slap. Boy, was I right….
Wow. Lyons is worse than I thought. Now that Siegler & Arrington bitch-slapped him, he’s moving on to Scoble? What, are you bored, Dan?
The question is – is that pic a joke or just an accurate portrayal of some deeper more serious underlying issues?
Any shrinks want to weigh in?
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