(The Blogger profile is updating now. Go figure.)
This morning, I received an e-mail from the Bluecat Screenplay Competition which asked me if I wanted to interview founder Gordy Hoffman for the blog. It’s free publicity for his contest.
Odd, I thought, but similar e-mails have come in before.
I noticed that the e-mail was addressed to the recipient, which usually means there’s a big list of BCC’d recipients, explicitly or implicitly.
Any other scribosphereans get this? I don’t see what I’d get out of it – some traffic, maybe, but that’s not why I have this blog. It ain’t making cookies, that’s for sure. If someone else is going to interview him, at least I won’t feel guilty about skipping the opportunity.
Speaking of scribosphereans, John August has a brilliant post today on writing scenes.
Bonus comment on Steve Jobs:
In his MacWorld keynote today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. Fine. But I did enjoy the spunk with which he did it, playing “Lovely Rita Meter Maid” on it, thumbing his nose at Apple Corps, against which Apple Computer won a lawsuit last May. A step farther, Jobs announced that Apple Computer has become simply Apple.
Then there was the first public call Jobs made on the iPhone. As AP (through CNN) put it, “With a few finger taps, Jobs demonstrated how to pull up a Google Maps site and find the closest Starbucks to the Moscone Center. He then prank-called the cafe and ordered 4,000 lattes to go before quickly hanging up.”