may 17


So I sorta know Derek Powazek. Or rather, I met him once at a Fray event, where we talked about hot dogs and Alaska. I suppose that means I just barely know him. I've never met Heather Champ, but everyone talks about her like a superstar, so I sorta feel like I know her, because that's how the internet works. I have, however, hung out with Paul Cloutier a few times. He's really nice. I like him. His wife, Alana Jackson, is funny and sharp. As with a lot of creative people in the Valley, Paul and Alana make me wish I lived in San Francisco. I sorta hate them for that. A few months ago, I very drunkenly told Paul this at the Rocketboom party at SXSW, which was a little embarrassing. By now, you may be asking: who the fuck am I talking about? I'm talking about a handful of people associated with this thing called JPG Magazine, which blew up into a gigantic fracas this week. I was just going to let it slide by, but then noticed Alana has responded. I'm only linking to it now because I assume many of you never heard the other side, and she makes some interesting points about how the internet makes us think we know people.


This is great, nice work, Rex. I found Paul's original response to be somewhat lacking, it's nice to get a more personal view.

posted by Jim Ray at 1:21 AM on May 17, 2007

paul has a longer post up now in the jpg group.

and thanks for linking to my blog. now i have to start actually posting again.

posted by alana at 3:49 AM on May 17, 2007

Thanks, Alana. A link to Paul's post.

posted by Rex at 4:00 AM on May 17, 2007

Oh, and btw, I've had you blog bookmarked for months, waiting for updates. Gimme!

posted by Rex at 4:06 AM on May 17, 2007

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