Every year as reboot draws to a close the final evening is spent out on the town in a restaurant of your choosing with a group of your new and old reboot confreres. The journey from reboot’s venue to the restaurant usually involves a little bit of a hike, and this often affords an opportunity to get to know some new people.
On this walk-to-dinner in 2005 I spent some time talking to Mark Wubben and at some point, once he learned that I was from Prince Edward Island, he proclaimed “oh, you must know Steven Garrity.”
This year, same walk (indeed much of the same crowd). Was talking to a developer from Copenhagen. Got to talking about Canada. Then Prince Edward Island. “Oh, you must know Steven Garrity.” Again. Turns out he too is a longtime listener to Steven’s Acts of Volition Radio show.
Can’t help loving the guy. Girlfriend and I tend to quote him from time to time: “This is easily the saddest song I ever heard”.
He certainly IS the new black — with a great taste in music.
Sounds like Steven may just be a connector. What I said would make sense if you read Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point.”