YOUR 15 MINUTES of fame could affect you in ways you don't expect. In a recent podcast (from 29 to 31 minutes on DSC 447), Adam Curry recalls his unexpected elevation to pop culture icon, accompanied by his tendency to smash his fists into sheet rock. Robert Scoble recalls what his appearance in The Economist as Microsoft's "Chief Humanizing Officer" meant to him. And Maryam Scoble tells the story of an Iranian imprisoned for the same infraction--appearing in The Economist. Since two out of three examples that suggest being a poster boy does not create a warm memory, I take pictures instead of posing in them.
The Economist -- "Face Value"
Maryam Scoble -- "The Economist and the Fate of Two Men: Robert Scoble and Ahmad Batebi"
Robert Tait -- "A Cause without Effects"