So, I was bored today and hanging out with my son, so we thought "hey, what if we took the 9 guy on a tour of Silicon Valley?"
Well, the tour was quite fun. We went to the opening of the Apple store at Oakridge mall this morning. Then went on a tour. Adobe. Nvidia. The Santa Clara railyard (one of Silicon Valley's first computers sits in the tower there). The HP Garage. Stopped for
a treat at University Coffee (I gave one to a little girl playing with some toys there and she got a big smile). Went to Stanford. Then to the Computer History Museum.
While in Palo Alto, the 9 Guy stopped into Keeble and Shuchat, a camera store (I needed a replacement part for the Bogen tripod I use on Channel 9) and there he saw a guy with a Google shirt on.
Turned out it was Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. He wasn't very nice to us, but oh well, it was his day off and hanging out with a Microsoft guy probably wasn't his ball of wax. I handed him a 9 guy and a business card and told him that if he ever needed anything
from Microsoft to give me a call.
We also met Terry Shuchat, the owner of the store. He's a nice guy. Still works the cash register too. That's impressive!
Then onto the Computer History museum. The folks there were much nicer. It's quite an impressive place. I left several for the staff.
Anyway, the reason I'm writing is we've mailed all the nine guys to people who've sent us postcards. They should be arriving soon.
Please take him around, take pictures of him in places that are important to you. Send us the photos, or post them on your blogs.
Chris, that's funny! Patrick, my son, liked it too.
Manip? Me buy Google? Heh! They don't let me anywhere near the money.
From *his point of view .. as you said, he has no clue who you are .. And that is why he might have been a little off with you.
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