Green Eggs and Sam Harrelson
It is that time again…somehow I end up writing about “that time again”.
Often I forget to give thanks to those around me. The people who inspire in little and big ways. I decided I wanted to support “wholesome things” and I wanted to support Sam. I remember the April Fool’s joke…yet I look around at the numbers of people, the comments, the feeds, the critical thinking by some and I know, just as Jim knew it was time for him to step aside, Sam is on that path too. ReveNews is demanding…so what is in the future? I don’t know. I am not here to set the path, as a minority stakeholder, I am here to give thanks right now- where it is due, and Sam has proven to be the right stuff.
As a Gold Sponsor of an event I found intriguing in the “metaverse”, and rather appropriate, I guess I am allowed to “sell” whatever I wish. I am not sure what would you call it other than selling “thanks” or giving thanks for a few select people I know astronomy and education, outer space and creativity mean more than currency…see below:
Sam Describes Himself
Sam Harrelson is an online (primarily affiliate) marketing consultant. Sam is based out of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. With a wide academic background including studies in Ancient Near Eastern Archaelogy, String Theory and Divinity School, Sam views the online marketing world through a wide lens and focuses on the industryâ€™s ability to reach individuals, form communities and create social networks.
Instead of â€œconsumers,â€ Sam sees individuals as producers of content and investigates how developing technologies and applications furthers the ability of people to participate in marketing efforts rather than just consume. Sam has over six years in the affiliate marketing industry with experience as a publisher, email marketer, website owner, Director of Business Development, Senior Vice President, and advertiser along with previously writing articles for the Digital Moses Confidential and ReveNews.
How I Describe Sam
Sam Harrelson: I met Sam years ago, and for those of you caught the Stainless Steel Rat podcast, you can understand why I have an affinity for someone who pushes me onward to think and try new things. The Podcast explains how we met, and lots of other strange snippets, and along the way we have had some interesting adventures- from desert camp-outs to Ubuntu, from very long podcasts and my penchant for monkey phone calls- I am often a slow student. I appreciate your tenure at ReveNews Sam, and while saddened you won’t be there- i know you will be everywhere and where to find you. Thank you. I do not think you are a marketer or an affiliate– I think you are a teacher.
* he didn’t say consumers, did I teach anything?
You are Welcome Here and Thank You
It is rare we take the time out to tell these people their impact, let alone thank them. I should know better, but I still take people for granted. Probably because I am too busy realizing just how little I know, or perhaps that is human nature or how I am wired. This Convention in Second Life Cyberspace is a celebration of creativity, of pure creation, space and more. I hope to have photos and machinima up as it goes- If I can get some help from the geeks out there. Others can go in world to watch it built, or you can go on the official dates and explore.
I hope you visit the Convention…and Sam is one of the four people (detailed on my personal site) I have had the Gold Sponsorship dedicated to- for his pursuit of knowledge and willingness to share- TO TEACH and EXPLORE. Visit their sites, or read their feeds, if they have them, or a tip or a sponsorship. Contribute or start something- anything – to call attention to those that make a difference in your life…the only caveat would be my father (listed later)- if you can’t key at 80 wpm in Morse code…well…avoid him. Avoid him anyway. He likes watching the stars in quiet. Shoot for the stars Sam!
Fourth Annual Satellite Convention
4th Annual Satellite Exhibition
This year’s exhibition 22nd to 23rd March 2008
The exhibition seeks to demonstrate the various autonomous, moving, scripted projects that Second Life residents have created.
Check out Photos from The Grid Live: on past events…
Hosted by: Timeless Prototype
Jim Herbst + Alliance Navy
Gold Sponsor: Wayne Porter (AKA) Corwin Chevalier:
Goal: Wishes to recognize significant teachers in his life.
Thank you again, Sam. Stay in Beta.
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