Monday, August 20, 2007

Southern Exposure

Back in February, I blogged about James Gosling. He received the Order of Canada (highest honour for a civilian) for his contributions to computer science. In particular, he created Java (i.e. he is a demi-god). He works at Sun in California (and as a "research fellow", he basically does whatever he wants).

Well, get this: my sticker/photo stunt (see previous post) is featured on Gosling's blog.

Click here

That photo is one of the first ones I took with my digital camera!

Gosling is huge -- a complete rock star -- in the geek community. For a tech blogger, this is like winning the Powerball (or 6/49 in Canada). I couldn't dream of a better outcome for a fun gag.


Stef said...

Congrats! Not sure how I feel about the hot girl with sticker they don't understand thing, but good job getting some great exposure for your blog.

EMB said...

Nicely done Mr E

CaptainCanuck said...

Thanks for the well-wishes!

re: don't understand.

Interestingly, it's a bit of a Warshak test...

How do we know they aren't computer scientists, or that they didn't ask good, thorough questions as to what this was all about?

For the previous photos (POJOs), 2 ladies were in IT

CaptainCanuck said...

There has been a bit of backlash on the Internet about the pics.

Much of the criticism is about the message for women in computer science and the assumption that all geeks want to see women. There is some as well about the "don't understand" as Stef pointed out.

Much more later but for now I am at least going to post some photos of guys.