Friday, February 24, 2006

Quoted, interviewed, etc.

I had a bit of an eventful day at work today. I've been covering the legal battle between BlackBerry maker Research In Motion and NTP. The judge in the case held a hearing today and ruled that the two sides have to work out a final settlement. He declined to allow the BlackBerry service to be completely shut down in the U.S. It was big news in the business/tech world.

Why does this matter?

Because I was interviewed by a whole whack of journalists. I was on television (Report on Business TV has the piece here), radio (Montreal, Saskatchewan, Kitchener, and Ottawa), and in print. I'm going to be in tomorrow's New York Times and Globe and Mail. National Public Radio is running an interview here. This coming Monday, I'm going to be interviewed on Canada AM.

In short, I am a media whore. Today was likely the most surreal day I've had in a very long time. I love what I do and can't imagine doing anything else.

More later...

32 comments:

Dak-Ind said...

how very cool! i saw the last interview you were talking about, so i will check out this one, too.

here from michele's today, but always enjoy the visit

Unique Designs from Zazzle said...

hey brother, have a good weekend. God Bless the Media-whores.

Suz said...

Wow, that is so cool! I was watching the news earlier and they were talking about Blackberry.

Good Luck on Monday!

Here Via Michele

Star said...

Way to go Carmi! NY Times, not too shabby!

Karen said...

Your ears must have been burning because we were talking about you at dinner! I happened to see the news a day or two ago and the Blackberry case was all the rage. I asked my hubby about it, him being a stock broker, and he said that yes indeed it's a huge thing and that he feels that they'll definitely settle and that the service won't be shut down. Either way, I said, Carmi must be busy because he is the expert on this!

Hope you're finding time to breathe this week!

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

Congratulations, especially about loving your work. I can't imagine anything better than loving what you do and you certainly are good at it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Media Whore!!
lol! That comment made me giggle1
Congrats! Your work is obviously reflected in the amount of exposure it is getting this time around! And from reading some of your articles I think it is well deserved!
chelle

kenju said...

Good for you, Carmi! I will look forward to seeing/reading this one as well.

Anonymous said...

Ooo look I am back! Hi from Michele~
chelle

jac said...

carmi! how awesome is it being a media whore? does this mean you're a celebrity? can i have your autograph?!
so glad you're experiencing a great "high" in your job right now. life is good, yes?
i'm here from michele's.

Lisa said...

What an exciting day for you, Carmi! I bet you are still feeling the adrenalin rush!! Thanks for sharing the link to the video. You look and sound great!!!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Hey Carmi! Congrats on being a major media whore! Hooray for you! I'll have to look for that in the NY Times Saturday...right?

GOOD FOR YOU, my dear....AND, I'm here from Michele tonight.

Anonymous said...

YOU MEDIA SL**! Just kidding! CONGRADS on the coverage. You deserve it. As usual, it's great to catch-up on your blog.

Anonymous said...

That's pretty cool!


Kestrel

Shelli said...

Awesome, Carmi! You are famous-er now! Can I have your autograph? How cool.

Mike said...

How cool! Glad you had a great time being a media Whore!!!!

Michele sent me.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Ok, I'm under a rock. I've heard about BlackBerrys but I don't really know what they are.

Here via Michele's this time.

Anonymous said...

That's so cool, Carmi! I'm not surprised they decided not to shut down the Blackberry service. With all the people I know whose jobs force them to have a Blackberry, it would have been disastrous. (Although I'm not entirely sure my friends would have minded.)

Anonymous said...

You rock! And I knew you when....:)
Always a pleasure to come visit here!

Ash

utenzi said...

Michele sent me up North to see you, Carmi.

You've been getting a number of mentions in the press lately, Carmi. I remember a week or two ago the NY Post ran an article excerpting one of your articles--or maybe quoting you.

More of this kind of exposure and you'll be able to get into the real money of widespread syndication.

The Blackberry story is one that I've only looked at a little. My main interest was how it'd affect the stocks of the tech sector.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is what I call having a great day!

Michele sent me.

Marisa said...

Here via Michele Carmi.

I love it when I get to visit you.

How exciting, to reach media-whore status. It's still a pipe dream for me.

Can't wait to read the "more later".

Canadian Mark said...

Wow. Busy day! I'll have to check out your TV spots. Congrats on your new found whoredom!

guppyman said...

Very cool Carmi! You media whore!

Michele says howdy

Anonymous said...

I love that you love what you do....
I do too..I love what I do........
You are way cool..
I am sure of it...

ribbiticus said...

wow! now you're gonna be even more famous!...look out! celebrity in our midst! :)

ribbiticus said...

hi carmi! michele sent me back. i've been following the blackberry case too. excellent interview there.. :)

Carmen said...

WOW! What a great time for you!

Michele sent me, but I come over pretty often by myself.

Suzanne said...

That's very impressive Carmi! you'll have to video post so we can all see...
Hi from Michele's this morning...

Unknown said...

As long as you don't ride in your SUV with an infant on your lap sans seatbelt, you can be my favorite media whole ever! NPR and the NY TIMES? Wow, you're going international. Way Way cool. Congrats. You deserve a raise. :-)

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vanx said...

As long as media whoring remains a thrill, it's very cool. Make sure you don't get too used to it!
~,:^)

Anonymous said...

OMG Carmi! The New York f?xking Times! That is WAY cool! Congrats. You deserve this. Celebrate in a big way.