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An exclusive interview with Mike Elgan:
Tell me a little about yourself…
Well hi first of all hi and thanks for that’s a good question thanks for having me M M Mi Mike, thanks for inviting me. I’m I’m um I’m Mike and my name, my name full name is Mike. I’m my in my official title name Mike is Head of Mike Media TWiT inc Mike Media. I married well I did I got I am married to my beauti- my beautiful her name she’s actually my business partner because what I always say and I think it’s really important this is, this, this um what we try to do is start from a fresh page, I think that’s the best the best the, fresh page is how you start each day because when you’re in the fast pace moving of tech world of technology, it’s important to surround yourself with the right technology and in the future I this is I think what exactly we are going to feel and believe much more of them.
What do you do for TWIT?
I’m actually I’m actually I’m actually, a a actually it’s not really about TWiT so much as being the best of way to get what is an increasingly popular form of tech newstertaintment but into out there, and so when Leo asked me I was thrilled, thrilled as you can imagine and I think it’s important to give Leo credit, this is a guy who saw the saw the saw the, who then put his, well excuse my language but he put his mouth right where the future was, as we all try to do in a way but I think leo succeeded, and if there’s really only one way of many ways to answer your question, many ways I think.
What is the next big thing in technology?
I’m asked this question all the time. And I think that if you ask it in that way you are really missing what is the future because as we always say if you don’t look at the past and look future, future is the way to go but you got from there to here, so my my my wife and I were walking on the beach last week and I saw a shell a a shell, and she shed sea shed shell the shell short of shed to me that if you hold a shell to your ear you can hear the ocean and I think that’s a perfect metaphor for the way the future unfolds here at TWIT, and TNT is the perfect place to not only watch the future happen, but to actually make the future – because as the said always said always say, the best way to invent the future is to invent it.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Ha. Sorry for laughing so much I er I because I laughed because you’d have to ask Leo but really it isn’t about Leo it’s bigger than me, bigger than Apple and I think Apple is an interesting case because people are missing the big picture, which is that if you start off by only looking at the mass the mass the massive success of Apple, you start to think that maybe the critics were wrong, but what I think is that we have to look at what happened to the slave market and it was a market even though with the computers not invented, slave owners didn’t have the ability to properly monitor their slaves but with modern tablet devices device, you can manage inventory much more success and Apple really needs to think about working with Microsoft because the partnership with IBM represents everything that’s wrong with the, with the, with the inventory market. You have to remember that Google is not a search company, it’s not an advertising company, it’s actually aimed at children, and if you look you look closely, very closely, you will see the colours which are colours in painting sets for children. When you download a google app.
Do you have any messages for the TWIT audience?
Mike, thanks so…
(interrupting) And the real message is, don’t stop buy believe buy go to buy, but if you believe in what you buy, then consumer market driven.
Mike, thank you.