Today it's the 9th anniversary
of the first DaveNet essay
(btw, congratulations!). I don't remember the first but I think I remember the second
one because it included Marc Canter's email address.
I had met Marc a few years earlier, when he was still at MacroMedia and
I went with my father to Paris to get the first Director training.
Anyway, having found his email address I decided to send a messare saying "hello" and that I was
still working in multimedia mostly because of this early exposure to
Director and his explosive presentations. In 1994 I had not been on on-line for
long and the very idea of sending an email to somebody relatively
famous was... well, kinda exciting.
He never replied.
Oh, well... you can never tell with this famous people, can you? I forgot about it.
About 3 years later Marc was sitting in my office using my slow dial-up
connection to download a presentation he was supposed to give the next
day in Trieste for an important gig. We spent most of the following
year working together.
Lesson 1: always try to reply to your email, you never know if you will need something in your short or distant future.
Lesson 2: even if you don't reply to your email, most probably you will get what you need if you ask gracefully. :-)