Geek god on the radio
The new "Bytemarks Cafe"
technology show on Hawaii Public Radio
will host a geek god at 5 p.m. today.
That is not a typo.
Hosts Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa will interview Silicon Valley legend and Iolani grad Guy Kawasaki on today's program, which also will be archived online if you are not near a radio or streaming computer at the appointed time.
Kawasaki lives in Palo Alto, Calif., but was here last month and was the star of a Tweetup, or gathering of Twitter.com users. Read all about it online in the July archive of Nadine Kam's Fashion Tribe blog.
Today, Kawasaki will talk about his upcoming book, "Reality Check," as well as his latest venture, Alltop.com, for which Alltop Chief Evangelist L.P. Neenz Faleafine also will make an appearance.
"I know there are thousands of people who would want to have Neenz's role," Lum said.
Kawasaki likens Alltop to an online magazine rack, where you can peruse top stories relating to tons of topics via multiple resources.
One benefit of Alltop is, unlike at the grocery store, there's no plastic wrap between you and the contents.
Lum intimated to TheBuzz that Kawasaki also may discuss how he leverages Twitter for business purposes.
You can't blame a business for wanting to make hay of the Obama-rama seen 'round the world.
A news release from the Kahala Hotel & Resort was distributed via the Net yesterday noting Barack Obama's visit and touting its long history of hosting U.S. presidents, royalty and heads of state.
Hopefully somebody sent a "so there" copy to ABC News reporter Cokie Roberts, so she could peruse the plethora of presidential politicos who have perpetrated the apparent faux pas of appearing to go "off to some sort of foreign, exotic place."
"Every U.S. president since Lyndon B. Johnson has stayed at the Kahala," the release states.
And we were a state back then. The hotel opened in 1964 and Hawaii's admission to the union came in 1959.
Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford stayed there, Jimmy Carter supped there and "Ronald Reagan swam in the hotel's beach in 1984," the release said.
To avoid snarling traffic, George H.W. Bush arrived for his stay via helicopter, landing at nearby Waialae Country Club.
Foreign and exotic types also have been guests, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Emperor Hirohito, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, Indira Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama. Additionally, 100 rooms were booked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1985.
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