The opportunity to interview Greg Swann as part of the on-going T21C documentary series presented itself a short while ago, and surprise, I’m taking it. If you are unfamiliar with the series, it consists of sitting down with alumni T21C speakers and asking hard, thoughtful questions. It’s a ton of fun, highly rewarding, and nothing short of first class in quality.
The interview is then published on Youtube in parts, as well as in a full length, simple story-line format. (The answers given throughout the 3-4 hour interview are rearranged into a timeline that can be watched beginning to end, with each question building off the predecessor when possible).
Normally we go in with a small set of stock questions, anywhere from 10-20, and then build off of those live and on the fly. We’re going to be filming in the same location we filmed Sock’s interview (hence the picture), and Sock is also going to be present to ask questions, which I believe will skyrocket the content quality.
I’d like to also open up questions to readers of this blog though. While I won’t guarantee every question will be asked, the probability of your question being asked is pretty high. Particularly the tough, thoughtful questions.
The interview is in less than 2 weeks so send em in sooner rather than later. You may post them here publicly, or if you would prefer they be a surprise to Greg, you can e-mail them to info===at===the21convention.com.
For those wondering about the silent July on TDL, and even T21C for the most part, I had an unfortunate “customer service experience” with the manufacturer of my laptop, HP. What should have taken a few days to fix took about a month — and to my delight, when my workhorse returned, it was not even fixed. On hindsight, it was comical how many times and how many ways they managed to screw up a simple repair.
What was not so funny was a forced semi-vacation with work and ideas piling up … very frustrating. In the end, I feel naive for even buying an HP in the first place, and even more naive for dealing with them after the fact. As far as I can tell, companies like HP and Dell just mass produce cheap computers for the masses. Most people don’t use their computers for much outside of web browsing and email, so this is not a problem for them, because the computer is never under stress.
But if you are going to use a computer for anything even remotely demanding, get something built like a brick shit house, with no corners cut.