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Who should I interview next?

Monday, March 10, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I have a great rig here and I'm learning how to use it. Permalink to this paragraph

I can interview any willing interviewee with a telephone. I can do the interview when I'm at my desktop, or with somewhat less fidelity, using my iPhone from the road.  Permalink to this paragraph

I like the 15-20 minute format.  Permalink to this paragraph

I've interviewed Guy Kawasaki, Joe Trippi, Steve Gillmor, Marc Canter, Jay Rosen, Scott Rosenberg, George LakoffPermalink to this paragraph

Who should I interview next? Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Lots of great suggestions. I'm interested in either talking with people I know well, because it's easy for me to pull a good story out of them. Or people who have a new product, esp one related to products I use. Or people involved with national politics because that's a current focus for me. Better if there are people who mix all these.  Permalink to this paragraph


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