February 4, 2000
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Hey kids, it's a MetaFilter Challenge! Can you name all nine talking heads in the Ditherati header graphic? (Note: Consulting Terry Colon for the answers is considered cheating; consulting his illustrations at Suck for clues is not.)
posted by jjg (11 comments total)
wow. that is a tough one. I can barely guess at maybe two or three of them. We should give away t-shirts for this one.

I think I see Paul Allen, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, but I'm not even sure, and the rest are a mystery.

Jesse, you gotta post the correct answer in 24 hours, I'd love to know...
posted by mathowie at 1:44 PM on February 4, 2000

Well, if I knew the answers I wouldn't have posted the challenge. Here's one for you, though: the guy on the far left (in the hat) is Howard Rheingold.
posted by jjg at 3:38 PM on February 4, 2000

I see Howard Rheingold in there, and is that Kim Polese?
posted by luke at 3:40 PM on February 4, 2000

Great post, Jesse. Now will you just start up your site again already? ;)

I'll take a crack. From left to right: Howard Rheingold, Jeff Bezos, Ester Dyson, Halsey Minor, Jerry Yang, Linus Torvalds, Kim Polese, Paul Allen, and Patrick Naughton. I'm totally guessing on a lot of these....the last one could be Jobs, but doesn't look enough like him.
posted by jkottke at 3:40 PM on February 4, 2000

And Esther Dyson?

posted by luke at 3:41 PM on February 4, 2000

In every photo of Esther Dyson I've ever seen, she has very short, light brown hair, not like the woman in the illustration.

Unless I'm thinking of someone else.
posted by jjg at 3:46 PM on February 4, 2000

Jesse, you may be right, here's a pic of her that Winer took last week at Davos. Neat!
posted by mathowie at 4:01 PM on February 4, 2000

1) Howard Rheingold 2) Jeff Bezos 3) Pass 4) John Chambers 5) Pass 6) (Burgess of Macromedia?) 7) Kim Polese 8) John Warnock 9) (Maybe, Scott McNealy?) An old issues of the Red Herring or Upside might jog your memory.
posted by tomalak at 4:07 PM on February 4, 2000

Rheingold, Bezos, Dyson, Chambers, Bhatia, Doerr, Polese, Warnock, Suh.

Anyone who needs first names gets sent to the back of the class.
posted by owenthomas at 12:13 PM on February 5, 2000

Esther looks fine as a blonde, but it's just that: a look.
posted by owenthomas at 12:14 PM on February 5, 2000

Wow, the answer from the man himself. Thanks for the solution Owen. So Lawrence, you were the closest, you win a MetaFilter t-shirt, when I get around to making them... :)
posted by mathowie at 1:23 PM on February 5, 2000

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