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Guero's, March 10 2002

About seven and a half years ago, a bunch of us went to dinner in Austin, TX. Since then, a lot of us made websites or companies or children or all of the above. I'll need your help to label them all, and to mention any projects I forgot.

 

(Later, I convinced the waitress to present a Sharpie & an 8x10 glossy photo of John Tesh to Jeff Veen when he arrived, so that he could autograph it for the restaurant's wall. I had never met Jeff before that moment, but he took it pretty well.)

 

Represented at this table are founders or creators of:

 

Adaptive Path

Blogdex

Blogger/Pyra

Flickr

Gawker

Get Satisfaction

Jenville

MeasureMap

MetaFilter

Mighty Girl

Six Apart/Movable Type/TypePad

Twitter/Obvious/Odeo

TypeKit/Small Batch

 

And the guy who coined the word "blog" is in there, too. Later on we were joined by the guy who coined the term "Ajax". In the years since, some of these folks have also gone on to join companies like Facebook, Google and Yahoo.

 

I blame all of these people equally.

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Taken on March 10, 2002