Thursday, January 27, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: Steve Silberman commented on my last post. The writer for Wired. I'm speechless.


Blogger Steve Silberman said...

TC, I'm just a magazine writer, but you're some kind of wild, exuberant, soulful young genius/prodigy. If anyone should feel excited about this serendipitous exchange, it's me.

OK, questions.

Q: How did I get here?

A: RSS. If you don't know what RSS is yet, you will become obsessed with it soon. If you already know about it, try combining an RSS reader with's ability to create watchlists.

Q: OK then, what watchlist was I watching when I found The Cave?

A: "Allen Ginsberg." He was a teacher of mine, as I explain on the "Celestial Homework" link on my home page. It's amusing for me to track mentions of him through the blogosphere.

Q: Was I serious about TC being some kind of genius/prodigy?

A: Yes. Keep it up, TC. You seem like an extremely bright, spunky, articulate, and heart-ful young writer. It's a pleasure to come across your little sanctuary here on the Net. Thanks for making me feel welcome.

7:17 PM  
Blogger T.C. said...

Thank you for calling me spunky--I think you have some serious spunk as well. Regarding RSS, I have heard of RSS Feeds, but it seems that your situation is a little different--I'll definitely look at Technorati and I'll probably end up with a handful of watchlists. That's just the sort of obsessive, useful thing that I love.

I was looking at your page AFTER I emailed you and when I saw the Allen Ginsberg stuff, it clicked. Again, the fact that he was a teacher of yours: unbelievably cool.

And that whole prodigy thing is outlandish. Really. It's very kind of you, but really, have you yet experienced one of my ridiculously bad jokes or puns? Anyway, it's really exciting to have a little communication with you. I was talking to my brother online today (he's in college) and I told him that You Were Here (he's another big Wired fan). He said, "Wow," which may not seem like too much except that his replies in IM generally range from ye to hah-hah. So clearly you inspired him to stretch that finger for the lonely W.

Ach, I'm a rambler. Goodbye.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Shakeer said...

Blimey! I feel esteemed to have been hooked on a blog for a few weeks now that a Wired editor just came across. I scooped Wired! Anyway, pleasure to make your acquaintance Mr. Silberman. And T.C., keep up the good work!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Steve Silberman said...

Shakeer, it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance too. You own blog came up in my RSS reader this morning, and I read the entry that you made about Allen, Jack, Neal, and the other Beat dudes. I just wanted to say, I thought your description of Allen's emotional position and social "strategy" in that community was extremely astute and insightful. Quite moving to read.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of wired too, but I don't remember seeing your name, but thats probably coz i never look at credits. (evil bastard i am). Anyway, If we're on celebrities, I've had Chris Pirillo ( comment on my blog, however not as much as you have had steve. Nice. And yes, TC, you are a young genious!

-desk003 (

7:39 PM  
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