March 08, 2010

paul ford will be at sxsw

I will not be in Austin this year, though the inimitable Paul Ford will be. You should find him and say hello.

I’ve never been to SxSW before. It surprises some people when I tell them that. It also surprises people when I cry or vomit, or get into bed with them well after all the other guests have gone home. But I’ve never had a job where they want to spend money to send me places to learn things. I think that’s a very NYC thing; ideas and talent are supposed to come to us, preferably kneeling and begging, not the other way around. This approach is why the finance and publishing industries are enjoying such great years.