today i worked up the courage to call one of my favorite authors - howard bloom - to let him know of an upcoming conference that i thought he might be interested in.
the conference is HOPE - hackers on planet earth... which is more cultural than technical in nature.
being both brooklyn dwellers, i thought i'd invite him to tag along with me. unbeknownst to me, howard hasn't left his brooklyn apartment in over 14 years.
needless to say, i was embarassed. but he took it rather well - being called on the phone by some random fan, that is. he's an overall nice guy and i look forward to future communication with him.