Comments on: I Am King Dork (Pt. 2) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Effective Networking (Be Educated) Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:04:33 +0000 [...] Second, knowing local history helps, especially at a regional meeting. If you’re in Boston, you’d better know a thing or two about Infocom and Looking Glass. If you’re in Maryland, read about the history of Microprose. If you’re in California… well, you have a lot of studying to do. But the main benefit of this is that upper management tends to be older, which means that they probably started out in one of the seminal game companies. When you eventually do meet Experienced People, your knowledge of this history will definitely impress them, as they believe (correctly, I’m sad to say) that most people born after 1980 have never heard of these companies or played their games. For the record, I have graciously posted an example of my failure to know my history. [...]

By: Craig Perko Fri, 13 May 2005 15:14:00 +0000 Just to be harsh, Darius – with your social skills, that could have been an AWESOME networking opportunity.

I hope you managed to mumble around your foot well enough to make with the friendly! :)

(Sure, I would have been ten times worse in that situation, but, hey, you’re some kind of grand master. You’re supposed to be more than ten times better than me, right? Come on, man, live up to your inflated reputation!)

By: Bill Crosbie Thu, 12 May 2005 21:37:00 +0000 Dude, that is *so* harsh. If I were there, I woulda….

I woulda….

Ok, I probably would not have even talked with him.

But yes, Looking Glass did rock.

jeremiah’s right – don’t sweat it. Your out there in the game.

By: Jeremiah Chaplin Thu, 12 May 2005 13:54:00 +0000 Relax man, you’re still legions ahead of those of us who don’t know any of this stuff.