Appendix B. Selected Interviews

AS MY WEBSITE GAINED POPULARITY, I did several interviews. This appendix contains two of them. The first is from BBspot, a website that satirizes just about everything, particularly technological issues. The second is from, a website that contains “News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters.”


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Real interviews with real people. Unlike the rest of BBspot, there’s nothing made up here. I know it’s a difficult transition, but I’m not fooling. We did e-mail these questions and these were the responses.

In the first of what will be a continuing series, Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand By Me, and Python fame subjects himself to 11 questions from BBspot. Enjoy!

BBspot (1): All the geeks want to know, what kind of computer system you have and what games do you play on it? Processor? OS? Details, please.

Wil: Oh boy. Well, all the geeks are going to rejoice when they hear that the box they use for target practice is probably superior to mine. My computer was built from zero by me and my friend. It’s a Pentium 2, 128 megs of ram, uh . . . I have some kind of swell video card that does all those 3DFX things, and a crappy soundblaster sound card. My brother and I just crammed a bunch of big hard drives into the case and put in a new CD-ROM drive, so we’re completely ...

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