A brief conversation between the two men. Not much is said, but it's a window to another time: the overlap between the industrial age and the modern age, when people can make passing remarks about Hitler's attitude toward the public reception toward science fiction, and "Citizen Kane" needs a gratuitous plug to build awareness of it.
Using animation to spice up a lecture is a great idea. And although I've heard many of the concepts in this lecture before, is quite interesting. It's common knowledge among creative people (programmers, designers, engineers - anyone who creates, not just artists) that satisfaction is often more compelling a drive than cash. Open source software is a great example of that . Yet employment is typically based solely on financial compensation. Money is a great motivator for many activities, but it's not the only one.
My phone number is one digit off from the offices of Screw Magazine, and I've gotten some odd wrong numbers - typically awkwardness at the other end, then a hang-up.
Also, there's a bar called the Village Idiot - a theme bar owned by the Coyote Ugly people. It's phone number is not at all like mine.
But the other night the phone rings:
- Hi, uh, is this the Village Idiot?
It's not the first time that's happened.