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February 26, 2001 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Powazek on Metafilter Not sure if this has been posted before, but I just found it on a new sub-site of Communication Arts that appears to be more focussed on web design. Derek is writing a book on online communities, but I still got the impression that the interviewer didn't know who he was.
posted by jmcnally (13 comments total)
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Maybe it is because he is not a famous person. Does he have a popular television show or hit record?
posted by jon at 2:49 PM on February 26, 2001

Oh come on, just look at that picture...He LOOKS famous! (and should be cause I like what he has to say.)
posted by schlomo at 2:57 PM on February 26, 2001

Clearly someone doesn't remember the critically-acclaimed 1959 sitcom Oh, That Derek! or the seminal pop/spoken word album, "It's a Sunshine Fray."
posted by bradlands at 3:04 PM on February 26, 2001

And let's not forget The Hunt For Red October, in which mild mannered web visionary Derek Powazek single-handedly averts global thermonucluar warfare, while teaching an important lesson about the inherent humanity of those whom we perceive to be our enemies.
posted by Optamystic at 3:52 PM on February 26, 2001

posted by Optamystic at 3:53 PM on February 26, 2001

Hee. Can't squeak anything by you guys, eh?

What may have been unclear about the "insight" section is that it's going to be a recurring series of interviews with designers. The interviewee gets to pick the project they want to talk about, but the questions are all the same. I was just lucky enough to go first!

And as for that boy band I was in in the 80s, well, I was young and I needed the money....
posted by fraying at 5:46 PM on February 26, 2001

"I was young and I needed the money"

That was his excuse for the porn flick in the early 90's as well.
posted by dangerman at 6:22 PM on February 26, 2001

Eh, he doesn't need an excuse for that. I've seen it, and let me tell you, girls: He definitely puts the "pow!" in Powazek. (Could this thread get any sillier?*)

* This is a rhetorical question, not a challenge.
posted by bradlands at 6:55 PM on February 26, 2001

(I am *so* glad my mom doesn't know about this site.)
posted by fraying at 7:35 PM on February 26, 2001

so, what will you give me to keep quiet? ;)
posted by heather at 10:38 PM on February 26, 2001

You don't want you mom finding out about your boy band huh? :)
posted by crushed at 11:06 PM on February 26, 2001

Don't be shy, Derek..tell 'em how you discovered physics....and balloons. Ok, I'm just goin' all goofy, here...I beg your indulgence...and your mother's (no comments from the peanut gallery).
posted by Optamystic at 2:12 AM on February 27, 2001

My god, the scandal!!!

Brad, Derek and Heather - involved in a threesome?
And a movie of it?!

Do tell all....

posted by tomcosgrave at 6:18 AM on February 27, 2001

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